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101 FUN THINGS: Driving to your destination is sometimes the best part of the trip

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF With 100 other things to do in the Highland Lakes, you’ve got to have a way to get to them. Maybe you can walk or ride a bike, but most likely you’ll need to get in your car and drive to your next fun thing. This is the Hill Country. […]

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101 Fun Things - Spelunking

101 FUN THINGS TO DO: Spelunking in, under and around Marble Falls

Spelunking is not getting close to nature — it’s getting INSIDE nature. And at this time of year, it’s a great way to take a cool break from the summer heat. 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 […]

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101 Fun Things - Bald Eagles

Bald eagles at home in the Highland Lakes

Many bald eagles have long called the Highland Lakes their winter home, spending November to April around Lake Buchanan. Some 10 years ago, a particular eagle couple came a little closer to civilization, building nests in two trees between the Llano River and Highway 29 between Llano and Burnet. (more…)

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Bring your home to the hills in an RV

Recreational vehicles allow people to experience the Highland Lakes at their own pace and with their own place. Whether you plan to stay a few days or several months, RVs offer lots of flexibility and many of the comforts of home. (more…)

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Inks Lake State Park: Outdoor Activities All Year

Take a ride on an electric boat, fish without a license (and with free loaner gear), hike, bike, boat or just enjoy the flora and fauna of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. You can do it all at Inks Lake State Park, located on Park Road 4 between Burnet and Marble Falls. It’s just a […]

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101 Fun Things - Hidden Falls Adventure Park

Hidden Falls Adventure Park open year-round

Rev up that 4-wheeler, jeep or ATV. It’s time to head for Hidden Falls Adventure Park for some off-road trail riding! Hidden Falls is a nonprofit organization located seven miles east of Marble Falls at 7420 RR 1431. You’ll find trails for any size vehicle and any level driver, along with a variety of other […]

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101 Fun Things - Canoe and Kayak

Perfect weather for a canoe or kayak on the Highland Lakes

Paddle your way across the waters of the Highland Lakes by kayak or canoe. The winter weather so far has been perfect for a nice day on the water. Bring your own or rent. (more…)

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101 Fun Things - Hiking

Hit the hiking trails in the Highland Lakes

Texas winters are mostly perfect for hiking. Two top-notch places for hitting the trail are Pedernales Falls State Park east of Johnson City and Inks Lake State Park southwest of Burnet. (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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101 Fun Things - Walking the towns

Winter is a time to walk and explore Hill Country towns

Stroll your way through winter in the Highland Lakes, where the average high temperatures are in the mid-60s December-February. You can take in all the sights, sounds and smells with a leisurely walk around any of the area’s Main Streets and courthouse squares. (more…)

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