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Spring fling: Great things to do in the Hill Country this season

Posted by Vintage Oaks

Springtime in Texas brings warm weather, fields full of wildflowers, and the urge to get out and see—and do—it all. In fact, there are so many things to do in spring in the Hill Country that it may just take a whole season to enjoy them all!

Search for Bluebonnets

The sight of the bright blue flowers that sprout in fields and along highways in spring never gets old. The city of Burnet is the "Bluebonnet Capital of Texas,” but you can find places to see Bluebonnets in the Hill Country in several areas. A few favorite spots to try are: In New Braunfels off of loop 337 near Landa Street; along Highway 29, between Georgetown and Burnet, Llano and Mason; Park Road 4 off of US Hwy 281 between Burnet and Marble Falls.

Go wine tasting

Wine tasting in Texas is a year-round favorite, but beautiful weather and fields of wildflowers make spring wine tasting a must-do. Huffington Post called the Hill Country the "New Napa” thanks to its “perfect growing conditions” and the fact that it’s “the second most visited wine tasting region in North American and top 10 in the world.” With 44 unique wineries of the Texas Wine Trail spread throughout the Hill Country, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to agree.

Get in the water

In the Hill Country, you’ll have numerous options to cool off. A few faves: tubing on the Comal or the Guadalupe River, exploring water holes like Krause Springs and Hamilton Pool, kayaking the Llano River, taking a dip at Pedernales Falls State Park, and learning to paddle board on Boerne Lake.

Take a hike

Hiking the numerous trails of the Hill Country puts the spectacular natural scenery front and center. Explore the 40 miles of trails, streams, and limestone hills at Hill Country State Natural Area in Bandera and the beautiful sights of Lost Maples State Natural Area, the 111 miles of trails—especially those along the water!—at Garner State Park in Concan, and the incredible Cibolo Nature Center in Boerne. And don’t forget to carve out some time to climb Enchanted Rock in Fredericksburg, a favorite spot to hike and enjoy the views from the top.

Have a picnic

The Hill Country is filled with picturesque spots to spread out a blanket and enjoy the sights and some time together. Do it at Landa Park and you can also enjoy everything from paddle boating to miniature golf to riding the mini train to walking along the nature trails. At Fischer Park, fishing ponds, playgrounds, the city’s only sprayground, and a nature center will keep you busy. 

Get a great history lesson

At the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park and Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm, you can experience what it was like in the early days and tour LBJ’s ranch, where the “Texas White House” still stands.

Get in touch with your inner cowboy

Bandera is known as the Cowboy Capital of the World, and numerous dude ranches will make you believe it! While you’re there, check out the Frontier Times Museum for “a bewildering collection of prehistoric arrowheads, mounted animals, bells, and a shrunken human head no bigger than an orange,” said National Geographic.

Get a little adventure

If you’re looking for a little adventure with your Hill Country scenery, head to Wimberley and fly through the trees at Wimberley Zipline.

Spring also brings the bats to the Hill Country. Watch them emerge from their cave at sunset at Bracken Cave in New Braunfels or Old Tunnel State Park near Fredericksburg.

For more information about living in the Hill Country, visit Vintage Oaks. The fastest-growing community in the area for three consecutive years, Vintage Oaks offers Hill Country land for sale, abundant resort amenities, and breathtaking Hill Country views. You can also click below to view drone video of the new Deer Creek homesites for sale.


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