Hill Country Sunset

The Lakes and Hills of the Highland Lakes, in the heart of the Central Texas Hill Country, is the ideal destination for a day, a weekend, or a lifetime.  Adventure, recreation, fun in the sun and hill country hospitality await you in every Highland Lakes community.   We invite you to come enjoy Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake LBJ, Lake Marble Falls, the Colorado River, the Llano River, hundreds of things to do, places to shop, eat and sleep.   With over 1,800 square miles of lakes and hills, the Highland Lakes region is one of the largest playgrounds in Texas.

SIGHTSEEING IN THE HIGHLAND LAKES REGION OF THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY

There's plenty to do and see in the Highland Lakes area! From panoramic fields of bluebonnets and wildflowers, American Bald eagles soaring above Lake Buchanan to a shoot out in an old west town, a ride through the Hill Country on a steam train, or a relaxing tour through a vineyard, your days will be filled with lots of Texas fun!
Shop Burnet for Unique Hill Country Gifts, Crafts & Collectibles

Check out the listing of Llano County Lodges

BOAT TO SEE THE FALLS ON THE COLORADO
Buchanan Adventure Tours
Lake Buchanan
Located at Canyon of the Eagles

512-756-4700

We offer both guided and non-guided trips as well as kayak, canoe and stand up paddle board rentals. At Buchanan Adventure Tours, our goal is to amaze you with the grandeur of the Texas Hill Country. We offer a vast array of excursions, both on and off the water. Choose a guided kayaking adventure to Fall Creek Falls, or enjoy a nature hike with a BAT naturalist. Try your hand at geocaching or take in the sights of Lake Buchanan while on a pontoon cruise. Don't forget our recreational team building opportunities to challenge and motivate your group. Experience natural wonders such as cascading waterfalls, rugged granite cliffs, unique flora & fauna and soaring Bald Eagles. Located at the beautiful Canyon of the Eagles Nature Park near Burnet, Texas, BAT is ecotourism at its finest.

Hours: Monday-Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm

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BLUEBONNET TRAIL
Bluebonnet
Trail Page w/Map

Attend the

Burnet Bluebonnet Festival

Second weekend in April.

 

Bluebonnet Trail Map - Click for Enlargement
Enjoy the splendor of the  Texas wildflowers. Take sceinc drives through the Lakes and Hills region.

Burnet - The Bluebonnet Capital of Texas

BURNET GUNFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION
Burnet Gunfighters Association

(Old Town - Jackson St.)
Burnet

512-756-1872

Representing old town of Burnet by staging a gunfight in the "Old West Town" near the train depot. Regularly scheduled performances at 2:30 p.m. on most Saturdays. Schedule is in accordance with the Hill Country Flyer train schedule.

Witness an Old West gunfight in Burnet!

COUNTRY MUSIC MINATURE DONKEYS
Country Music Minature Donkeys

McAlister Ranch
Spicewood

830-693-1008

Award winning minature donkeys with names like George Jones, Garth Brooks,  Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire! Open to the public - but please call first to make sure someone will be there to show you around.

 

Visit the Country Music Minature Donkey Ranch in Spicewood!

FALKENSTEIN CASTLE
Falkenstein Castle

Park Road 4 between Burnet & Marble Falls

512-715-0330

The footprint of the main grounds and buildings covers approximately four acres or 174,240 square feet. The main residence is nearly ninety feet tall. Hundreds of thousands of pounds of limestone, granite, sand, cement, rock and block, were used in the construction of Falkenstein Castle. Falkenstein Castle sits on 113 acres with a majestic 360-degree panoramic view of the Texas hill country.  Public tours are not currently avaialble.

Falkenstein Castle

 

STEAM TRAIN
Hill Country Flyer

Austin Steam Train Association
P.O. Box 1632
Austin

512- 477-8468
info@austinsteamtrain.org

 

Tour the scenic Texas Hill Country by train! The Hill Country Flyer descends rugged Short Creek Canyon and crosses the tall trestle over the South San Gabriel River on its way from Cedar Park to Burnet. During a leisurely layover in Burnet, enjoy lunch and shopping on the town square. The train operates on an evening schedule in December for a beautiful view of holiday lights along the route.

The arrival of the Hill Country Flyer steam train is always a big event in Burnet!

SWEETBERRY FARM
Sweetberry Farm
FM 1980
Marble Falls

979-773-2200

Pick your own fresh, sweet strawberries during the spring, blackberries and tomatoes slowly take over as summer arrives. While you're there,  find your way through the giant "Texas" hayfield maze.

Pick your own fresh, sweet strawberries at Sweetberry Farm in Mable Falls

TOURS OF MARBLE FALLS
Patty Hundley
Marble Falls

512-755-4664

Patty is a certified "step-on" guide available to bus and van tours who want to see the Hill Country, Austin, San Antonio, Fredericksburg, etc.  Her knowledge and experience are extensive.

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VANISHING TEXAS RIVER CRUISE
Vanishing Texas River Cruise

Canyon of the Eagles on Lake Buchanan

1-800-4 RIVER-4
1-512-756-6986

Winter and early spring are dominated by some twenty-five American Bald Eagles that migrate to the Texas Colorado River Canyon for the winter.  Dine on our traditional Mexican/American Fajita Buffet while viewing the awesome beauty of the Colorado River Canyon. Enjoy waterfalls, towering cliffs, abundant wildlife and the many scenic vistas along the river banks.  Imagine your own isolated paradise and forget that any other world exists beyond this.

Vanishing Texas River Cruise

WINE TRAIL & VINEYARD TOURS
Highland Lakes Wineries and Vineyards

Fall Creek Vineyard
Flat Creek Estate
Lost Creek Vineyard
Solara Estate Winery
Spicewood Vineyard
Stone House Vineyard

 

The Highland Lakes region is home to a number of vineyards and wineries producing award winning Texas wines. Tours and wine tastings are a great way to spend a weekend in the beatiful Hill Country.

Lakes and Hills Wineries and Vineyards

 

Fall Creek Vineyards in Tow Texas
Texas Wine Trail Make your destination the Hill Country during the five designated "Wine Trails" throughout the year. Each winery will be hosting special events including tastings of newly released wines, wine and food pairings, seminars, demonstrations and tours. Enjoy Hill Country artists, musicians, crafters, chefs and entertainers of all kinds.

Texas Hill Country Vineyards and Wineries


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