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One of countless beautiful views of Lake Travis. Photo: Staff

101 FUN THINGS: Enjoy winding, wonderful Lake Travis

Lake Travis truly stands apart among the Highland Lakes. You can leisurely explore the winding, northwest stretches or race around the more open areas to the southeast. It absolutely is the lake for everyone. (more…)

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Bring your bicycle, large or small, to the Inks Lake State Park 4th of July bicycle parade. Decorations provided. PHOTO: Stock

101 FUN THINGS: Join bike parade July 4 at Inks Lake State Park

Come decorate your bicycle and take a leisurely ride through wooded trails in a patriotic parade on the Fourth of July at Inks Lake State Park. Decorations will be provided. Meet at the central park area by the park store. The parade, which begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. is free, but […]

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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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Rent a jet ski, kayak or ski boat for Lakes LBJ and Buchanan. PHOTO: Stock

Get your splash on with jet ski or boat rentals!

Jet ski or boat rentals can get you and your family on the  Highland Lakes. Be sure to call ahead to check on availability. Also, check the local listings in the Picayune Area Wide Phone Book for rentals. Here are a few to get you started: Lake Buchanan • Painted Sky Inn, 1400 CR 128 in […]

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Be part of the creativity and fun at the Burnet County Fair June 14-15. Staff Photo

Livestock, crafts and ice cream at the Burnet County Area Fair

Summer means county fairs and at the Burnet County Area Fair this coming weekend it means Christmas! Along with the rodeo, the livestock, the carnival and crafts, The Burnet County AgriLIFE Office is holding a program called “Cooking for the Holidays.” Beginning at 2:30 p.m. on June 14. Linda Wells of the AgriLIFE office will […]

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Wave your Red, White and blue on Patriotic Night at the Burnet County Rodeo, Friday, June 14. Saturday is breast cancer awareness, so get out your pink! PHOTO: Stock

Wave your red, white and pink at the Burnet County Rodeo

The Burnet County Rodeo takes a stand against breast cancer this weekend as it stages its annual big bull-stomping, bronc-bucking event. The action begins at 7:30 p.m. June 14-15 at the Burnet County Fair Rodeo Grounds. (more…)

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Llano singer-songwriter Lainey Wright is performing June 21 during the Harmony School of Creative Arts' Summer Music Festival at the Uptown Marble Theater in Marble Falls. Courtesy photo

Let the sounds move you at Summer Music Festival in Marble Falls

The Summer Music Festival in Marble Falls explores various forms of music, including classical, jazz, folk and Christian, in two nights of public concerts. The Harmony School of Creative Arts in Marble Falls lines up top-quality local and nationally known musicians each year to perform. (more…)

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It'll take some wrangling, but you can make both the Blanco Lavender Fest and the Llano and/or Lampasas rodeos this weekend! Photo: Stock

From lavender fests to rodeos, this weekend has it all

Your challenge this weekend is to figure out how to make both the Blanco Lavender Festival and the Llano Rodeo. And if you really want to go all out, you can squeeze in the Lampasas Rodeo as well. All three are scheduled this weekend, so get your pencil and paper out (or your electronic calendar) […]

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Don't miss the action at the Highland Lakes rodeos scheduled throughout the summer. Stock Photo

Hitch your wagon to a local rodeo, beginning this weekend

The first in a string of local rodeos begins this weekend in Llano and Lampasas. The 78th annual Llano Open/Pro Rodeo rocks the Llano Event Center, 2200 RR 152, on June 7-8. The event starts at 7 p.m. each day. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and free for kids 8 and younger. […]

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Fresh lavender can keep away the moths and weevils. Get plenty at the Blanco Lavender Festival June 7-9. Photo: Stock

Pick your own lavender at the Blanco Lavender Festival

Blanco celebrates all things lavender during the annual Blanco Lavender Festival June 7-9. Festivities are centered on the Old Blanco County Courthouse, which includes an arts and crafts show and plenty of food and music. To get a real feel for the town’s main industry, take a tour of one or more of the 10 […]

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Bring your home on wheels to these RV parks in the hills

Whether you plan to stay a few days or several months, RV parks offer lots of flexibility and many of the comforts of home. With the right recreational vehicle, you can experience the Highland Lakes at your own pace and with your own place. (more…)

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Razzy Bailey plays at the LanTex Theater June 1. Photo Courtesy Heart of Texas Records

Travel to the heart of Texas by ear at the LanTex Theater June 1

Razzy Bailey sings from the heart at the LanTex Theater Friday, June 1. This is Bailey’s first appearance at the monthly Hill Country Music Association show in Llano. Singing from his hit list, which includes “Anywhere There’s a Jukebox, “Midnight Hauler” and “9,999,999 Tears,” Bailey and his band take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tickets […]

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The facilities at Reveille Peak Ranch near Burnet. Photo Courtesy Reveille Peak Ranch

Go rogue with a new sport at Reveille Peak Ranch on June 2

The final rugged lap of the Rogue Running Trail Series will cross granite outcroppings, top hills with spectacular views and veer into dry creek beds June 2 at Reveille Peak Ranch near Burnet. Both a 30K and 10K course are featured in this final race of a three-part series that began March 2 in Walnut […]

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Members of the Hill Country Volkssportverein on a walk at Joshua Springs Park and Preserve in Kendall Country. Photo Courtesy Hill Country Volkssportverein

Stroll the Highland Lakes for exercise, fun and friends

Take a leisurely walk around any of the Main Streets and courthouse squares for a real feel for the people and places of the Highland Lakes. You also can go on a volksmarch, either individually or with a group. The sport of volksmarching is especially popular around Fredericksburg, which is part of the home territory […]

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Classic cars will take over the streets of Llano Memorial Day weekend for the Bluegrass BlueBell Classic Car festival. State Photo

Kick up your heels at the bluegrass, ice cream, classic car festival in Llano Memorial Day weekend

  Classic cars, bluegrass music and Blue Bell ice cream on a spring day in Llano — now that’s how to spend Memorial Day weekend in the Highland Lakes. This year’s Blue Bell/Bluegrass Classic Car Show & Festival in Llano is May 24-27. Located on the town square on Main Street and Texas 16, the event […]

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Hill Country Dance and Cheer win big in competition May 4 in Pflugerville. Photo Courtesy HC Dance and Cheer.

Watch award-winning dance team at Hill Country Dance and Cheer show

Catch an award-winning dance team in action at the annual show of Hill Country Dance & Cheer at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19 in the Marble Falls High School auditorium. The theme of the show is All Around the World, and will feature several forms of dance, gymnastics and Karate. Admission is $5 per person. […]

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Spend the day floating, fishing, boating, skiing or even scuba diving at Inks Lake State Park. Photo Courtesy TPWD

Plan the perfect park trip with 17 places to pick

Whether you like a lakefront setting or a rocky climb, Highland Lakes parks can provide it all. From state to municipal, there’s a park to fit your family’s style. Here’s a list of 17 of the best parks around. Did we leave one out that you like best? Email suzanne@thepicayune.com and let us know. We’ll […]

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Shop Main Street Market Day on May 11 in Marble Falls

Main Street Market Day is here again! With more than 100 vendors, Main Street Market Day typically occurs three times a year. The second shopping day for 2013 happens May 11. (more…)

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Austin Ellis (left) and Lyle Schmidt spend an afternoon fishing Lake LBJ. Photo: Suzanne Freeman

101 FUN THINGS TO DO: Haul in fish from any of five Highland Lakes

February through June is the best time of year to participate in what is probably the most popular sport in the Highland Lakes: fishing. (more…)

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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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101 FUN THINGS: Get in swimsuit shape at a Highland Lakes fitness center

It’s swimsuit time, and the Highland Lakes area has plenty of fitness clubs to help you get started — and stay — on your fitness regime. (more…)

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Dig into history at archaeological site in Kingsland

You can walk in the footsteps of the pre-historic people who hunted, gathered, cooked and lived along the Colorado River at the Nightengale Archaeological Center in Kingsland. (more…)

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Sharpen you putting skills at the Heart of Texas Lake Resort miniature-golf course. Photo:Stock

101 FUN THINGS: Putt putt your stuff in a game of miniature golf

For golf enthusiasts who have more putt than drive, visit the miniature-golf course at the Heart of Texas Lake Resort on Lake LBJ in the Hoover’s Valley area. The course is 18 holes of fun with colorful statues and creative, challenging holes. (more…)

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Hill Country Film Festival

Celebrate Texas filmmakers at the Hill Country Film Festival

The Hill Country Film Festival gives movie buffs and filmmakers a full silver-screen weekend May 2-4 in Fredericksburg. As a celebration of filmmakers from Texas, you’ll see everything from comedy to documentary — and meet the people who put the movies together. Featured films for the 2013 festival include “Buck Wild,” a comedy/horror directed by […]

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Wine tasting

Toast the wildflowers at local wineries

Some of the finest wineries in the country call the Highland Lakes and Hill Country home. Thanks to the area’s unique climate and geography, you can explore the bouquet and flavors of several wineries from Fredericksburg to Johnson City to Bend. (more…)

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Pull out the binoculars for a little birdwatching in the Highland Lakes

Spring is a great time to track the activities of birds along the migratory path in the Highland Lakes. Activities for birdwatchers include: (more…)

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