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101 Fun Things to do in the Highland Lakes magazine is published in the spring/summer and fall/winter. It features listings of places to see, activities to do, and events to attend.

The Picayune, 101 Fun Things to Do in the Highland Lakes committed to community

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON As The Picayune transforms from a weekly printed community newspaper into a full-color monthly magazine, we just wanted to share with our readers and the Highland Lakes community how excited we are about the change and what it looks like going forward. (more…)

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101 Fun Things to do in the Highland Lakes — out now!

For 101 Fun Things to do in the Highland Lakes, pick up your free copy of the fall/winter edition. It’s filled with a calendar of holiday events, popular local attractions, excellent dining and wineries, and great road trips that you can take on four wheels — or even two. The magazine is out on newsstands […]

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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: Dig in to the Highland Lakes BBQ Trail

BY DANIEL CLIFTON Welcome to the Highland Lakes, home of the eighth wonder of the world. Oh, you didn’t know that? Well, welcome to the Highland Lakes BBQ Trail brought to you by KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune and The Picayune. That’s right, here, in the Highland Lakes, we consider barbecue a wonder of the […]

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101 FUN THINGS: Break in your boots on a Highland Lakes dance floor

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF While the Highland Lakes might not be the Fort Worth Stockyards, we do enjoy a little dancing. And with places such as Pardners in Buchanan Dam and the Cadillac Dance Hall between Burnet and Marble Falls, you’ll enjoy a fun time scootin’ your boots across the dance floor. But just […]

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101 FUN THINGS: Nature, beauty attract campers to Highland Lakes state parks

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF JOHNSON CITY — Visitors from across the state will travel to Highland Lakes state parks for their next big camping adventures. “In today’s hectic lifestyle, camping allows a peaceful respite. It gets people back to nature, which a lot of people don’t get now with an urban lifestyle,” said John […]

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101 FUN THINGS: Hit the roads in the Highland Lakes in an RV

You’ve dreamed of hitting the open road in your own recreational vehicle, so why not come to the Highland Lakes? We’d love for you to stop by and sit a spell, whether for a weekend, a week or two or even several months. Here’s a list of facilities where you can park your home away […]

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101 Fun Things To Do: Fall/Winter 2013 Cover

101 Fun Things to do in the Highland Lakes: Pick up your free copy now

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — If you’re looking for adventure, then get your free copy of 101 Fun Things to do in the Highland Lakes. The Fall/Winter 2013 edition is now on newsstands with information on where to eat, sleep, dance, golf, shop, boat, swim, fly, camp, bike, jog, hike, get married, honeymoon — you […]

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Kingsland resident Walter Dulin drives ‘Du It Again Dulin’ during the 2012 Marble Falls LakeFest on his way to finishing in the top spot in the 2012 Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series. Photo courtesy of Star-Cam Action Photos

101 FUN THINGS TO DO: Boats revved up and ready for LakeFest 2013

About 130-plus boats are expected to compete in this weekend’s 22nd annual Marble Falls LakeFest on Lake Marble Falls. The Aug. 9-11 race draws competitors from across Texas and other parts of the country. (more…)

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Lakeside Park on Lake Marble Falls. Staff photo by David Bean

101 FUN THINGS TO DO: 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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101 FUN THINGS: Find your piece of heaven with the right Highland Lakes real estate agent

Now that you’ve spent some time enjoying the Hill Country, you probably want to live here. Well, quit dreaming and get  yourself a Highland Lakes real estate agent! Whether you’re looking for a home, a summer or weekend retreat or some property for down the line, you’ll find it in the Highland Lakes. (more…)

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Brothers Sean (left) and David Pruitt take part in a canoe clinic at Inks Lake in Burnet. The lake is popular with boaters. Staff photo by Jared Fields

101 THINGS TO DO: Go boating or take a hike at Inks Lake in Burnet

Drought or no drought, one lake that is always filled and ready for sport is Inks Lake in Burnet. A constant-level lake, Inks covers 831 acres with a maximum depth of 60 feet. Its 888 feet of water fluctuates by only about a foot a year. At 4.2 miles long and 3,000 feet wide, it is […]

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Marble Falls fishing blue members Austin Ellis and Lyle Schmidt enjoy angling on Lake LBJ. Staff photo by Suzanne Freeman

101 FUN THINGS: Some of the best fishing and boating is on Lake LBJ

Perhaps the most popular of the Highland Lakes for both water sports and fishing is Lake LBJ. Its 6,449 acres of water surface make it perfect for motor and sail boats, skiing and fishing. Lake LBJ begins in Kingsland and travels along the Colorado River footprint for 21 miles to Horseshoe Bay. It was originally […]

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101 FUN THINGS: Beat the heat at the bowling alley

101 FUN THINGS: Beat the heat at the bowling alley

One way to beat the heat is to head for Lake Country Lanes bowling alley, 112 Northridge along U.S. 281 just north of Marble Falls. Lake Country Lanes is air-conditioned and a super comfortable way to entertain during the hottest part of the season. (more…)

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101 FUN THINGS: New Horseshoe Bay festival Beer by the Bay open to public

Beer by the Bay Music Festival, a new Horseshoe Bay event, brings a Texas-sized serving of music, food and beer to the Hill Country. Set for July 26-28, the festival features a music lineup including Two Tons of Steel, Jason Helms Band, The Bart Crow Band, Kylie Rae Harris, Matt Caldwell, CrossOver, Matt Kimbrow, Ryan Harkrider […]

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101 FUN THINGS: Explore Marble Falls history at Falls on the Colorado Museum

Even the building is steeped in Marble Falls history at the Falls on the Colorado Museum at 2001 Broadway in Marble Falls. The facility is located in the Granite Building, which originally served as the only school in town. It was built in 1891 from pink granite found just up the road in the Granite […]

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Watch movies under the stars at the LBJ Ranch in Johnson City. Photo Courtesy LBJ Ranch

101 FUN THINGS TO DO: Watch an outdoor movie at the LBJ Ranch

Catch an outdoor movie at the LBJ Ranch on July 13 when Movies Under the Stars features the James Bond flick “From Russia with Love.” Movies start at “dark thirty.” (more…)

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Catch the Spring Ho parade along with hundreds of other fun activities during the annual Spring Ho tourney. Photo Courtesy Spring Ho

101 FUN THINGS TO DO: Celebrate Spring Ho in Lampasas

The Spring Ho celebration in Lampasas is a weeklong festival set for July 8-14. (more…)

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101 Fun Things To Do: Hit the links (and a few balls) at professional golf courses

Whether you just enjoy hacking the ball around or believe you have a shot at the PGA tour, the Highland Lakes has a list of professional golf courses to suit your style. (more…)

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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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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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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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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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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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The berries are back at Sweet Berry Farm, just ask this young man! Staff Photo

Pick your own fruit at Sweet Berry Farm

The berries are making a comeback at Sweet Berry Farm after suffering damage from a hail storm earlier in April. You do the picking, say owners Dan and Gretchen Copeland, so it’s up to you to find the best, and now there’s plenty from which to choose. (more…)

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Trace your roots and learn genealogy

Trace your roots and learn genealogy

The Kingsland/Highland Lakes Genealogical Society, which meets every second Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Kingsland Library’s meeting room, has members available to help anyone interested in getting started on tracing their family tree. Almost every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and from 2-4 p.m., a society member is stationed in the library research room […]

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