What Are Some Vacation Activities in Texas Hill Country?


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Vacation activities in Texas Hill Country include swimming in Krause or Barton Springs, exploring Garner State Park and hiking Enchanted Rock. Some other natural wonders to experience are Longhorn Caverns, Lake Travis and Lady Bird Lake.

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Vacationers can get back to nature in the Hill Country by walking through the lavender fields or taking a drive through the wilderness. Particularly scenic drives includes Farm Road 1323 and Farm Road 337. The former features bluebonnets and other wildflowers while the latter showcases cacti and oak trees. Visitors can experience rural life by picking fresh peaches from the trees or plucking plump strawberries by hand at Marburger Orchard.

More traditional activities include swimming or boating in the area's many lakes, rivers and springs. Barton Springs in Austin is a spring-fed swimming hole created during the damming of Barton Creek and a local favorite. For a more private swimming experience, visitors should head to Spicewood's Krause Springs. For a minimal fee, swimmers can pick among 32 springs in a 115-acre park for water fun and natural beauty. Kayakers can take a trip along the Medina River, a quaint stream that wanders through bald cypress trees.

After a full day of hiking, swimming and exploring, visitors can kick back and enjoy some local cuisine such as some famous barbecue spots and fresh apple pie.

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