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Meander Through The Heart of Texas Hill Country

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This road trip was originally submitted by BRTP Partners on January 31, 2010

Trip Length: 59 miles


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Scenery You'll See
Texas Hill Country is about 14,000 miles of rolling hills, verdant pastures, groves of live oaks, lakes, creeks, & wonderful gentle widing roads. This road trip takes you through the heart of this beautiful paradise in central Texas. There are a lot of nice homes and older buildings to see too if you enjoy seeing some very impressive homesteads. This particular road trip follows a number of creaks so the roads are nice and curvy and passes by many ranches.
Towns/Cities You'll Pass By/Through
This route travels through mostly small towns with a few medium sized towns. The towns are pretty nice and have a few things to see.

I really liked Bandera as it is a great Texas Hill Country town with very well kept buildings and some interesting history too!
Attractions & Points-of-Interests Along the Way
The attractions in Hill Country are plentiful as the area is one of the most popular tourist areas in Texas and has a very healthy smorgasboard of antique & craft shops, jewlery boutiques, gift shops, and restaruants & taverns to sit and relax in and enjoy with friends. And if you are in to boating or fishing, there are something like 7 or 8 large lakes you can take advantage of as well as camping and picnicking at parks. If you want to stay the night, there are plenty of hotels, motels and bed & breakfasts to chose from. This particular road trip offers a lot of antique shops along the way that you may enjoy and a restaruant that I really enjoy eating at along this route is called Dave's Place and Backdoor Pottery ... it has interesting seating overlooking a cliff and river view, a hot tub, game room and a balcony. It's nothing fancy but its a different looking place that kind of fits the mood for me ... check it out and you'll see what I mean. And oh yea, the food is GREAT!

You really need to check out the "Old Tunnel Wildlife Management area" ... apparently it is one of the most popular managed wildlife area in all of Texas. The attraction is an old abandoned train tunnel that is home to something like an estimated 3 million bats (Brazilian free-tailed bats). In the evening these bats come streaming out of the tunnel making it look like smoke pouring out of the tunnel and they go out looking for insects. There's even night educational programs conducted there to let the public know about these bats and this interesting habitat they adopted when the tunnel was abandoned by the railroad about 100 years ago. check out a good website for info and the address of the place is 10619 Old San Antonio Rd, Fredricksburg, TX
Camping & Hiking  Forest Views  Great Roads  Hilly or Curvy  Historical Points  Picnic Areas  Water Scenery 
Additional Information
The route can be a little crowded in the summer. It is very popular with motorcycle riders and there are a few businesses that cater to the biker crowd.

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Reviewed by BRTP Partners on January 31, 2010
(4 out of 4 members found this review useful.)
Comments: I've done this many times. It's probably the best road trip in all of Texas. I love the scenery and love the towns along the way. really nothing bad to say here ... highly recommend this to anyone!!!
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