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Add a touch of lavender to your home. You can pick it yourself at M&J Lavender Farm south of Marble Falls. Photo: Stock

Pick your own lavender at M&J Lavender Farms

If you’re driving along U.S. 281 south of Marble Falls, slow down and smell the lavender. At M&J Lavender Farm, you can pick your own lavender and buy great soaps, sachets, wreaths or lotions, all handmade by owners Mitchell and Jane Stephens. You also can purchase peaches at the roadside stand and make an appointment […]

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Go spelunking to see the Highland Lakes from the inside out. Stock Photo

Spelunking under the hills in the Highland Lakes

Spelunking is not getting close to nature — it’s getting INSIDE nature! The easiest place to go down under in the Highland Lakes is at Longhorn Cavern State Park on Park Road 4 in Burnet County. Daily guided tours feature easy walks through the caverns where outlaw Sam Bass is said to have stashed some of […]

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442 Austin and Central Train

It’s Spring Break on the Austin Steam Train’s Bertram Flyer

It’s Spring Break on the Bertram Flyer leg of the historic Austin Steam Train. This week, you can start your Hill Country excursion from the 1912 train depot in Bertram. The 2-hour round trip includes a two-hour layover and Wild West shootout in Burnet. (more…)

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Cypress Valley Canopy Tours

Zip through the tree tops at Cypress Valley Canopy Tours

Fly through the air with a birds-eye view of the beautiful Hill Country on the zip lines at Cypress Valley Canopy Tours in Spicewood. There you can soar through the trees on seven zip lines. The attraction also features two sky bridges and rappelling. A zip line tour lasts from 90 minutes to two hours. […]

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vanishing texas river cruise, lake buchanan

Hop on board the Vanishing Texas River Cruise, Lake Buchanan

Take a voyage back in time on the Vanishing Texas River Cruise on Lake Buchanan. Although the drought has left the lake too low for the Vanishing Texas River Cruise to chart its regular course along the shoreline, the receding waters have opened up other opportunities. In 1937, when Buchanan Dam blocked the waters of […]

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Lake Marble Falls Lakeside Park

Visit Lake Marble Falls — a lot of fun in a small package

Though it is the smallest lake in the upper Highland Lakes chain, Lake Marble Falls packs a lot of fun into its 611 acres. The biggest selling point of the little lake is that while water levels fluctuate on the two largest lakes, Buchanan and Travis, Lake Marble Falls remains mostly steady at 737 feet […]

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The Conductor

Take a ride on the Austin Steam Train to Burnet and Bertram

Take a ride through the Texas Hill Country on a historic steam train. The Austin Steam Train Association’s two steam trains run most weekends with stops in Burnet or Bertram, depending on which train you board. The historic Hill Country Flyer will take you on a 66-mile round trip from Cedar Park to Burnet, with […]

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Art galleries in the Highland Lakes

Both local and out-of-town artists are inspired by the natural beauty of the Highland Lakes. Area art galleries often host exhibits and hold frequent workshops. You’ll find art of every kind from landscape paintings to bronze sculptures to contemporary photographs. Support a local artist or become one yourself! Visit a Highland Lakes Art Gallery today! […]

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Music fills the nightlife in Highland Lakes

With everything from blues to country to rock to swing, music venues in the Highland Lakes feature live musicians almost every night of the week. It doesn’t have to be New Year’s Eve to go out and have a good time in the Highland Lakes! (more…)

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Take the family to Longhorn Cavern State Park

Take the family to Longhorn Cavern State Park

See the Highland Lakes from the inside at Longhorn Cavern State Park. The 645-acre park features daily tours with plenty of local legends to go along with the geology. (more…)

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