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10 Fun Fall Activities in the Hill Country

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10 Fun Fall Activities in the Hill Country

The Texas Hill Country is tons of fun to experience during fall. As temperatures cool down, visitors can enjoy the region’s natural beauty without worrying about fatigue from the heat. And, there a number of seasonal events that are unique to the area. Here are some fun activities the whole family can enjoy during autumn in the Hill Country.

1. Soak Up The Stars

10 Fun Fall Activities in the Hill Country

Photo: Flickr/Paul Nicholson

If you’re looking for a late-night adventure, head out to the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. The skies at night become dark enough to give you an amazing view of the Milky Way, which can be viewed from atop the pink granite rock formations that fill the park.

2. Go On A Hike

10 Fun Fall Activities in the Hill Country

Photo: Flickr/Jason St Peter

Fall is the perfect time to lace up your hiking boots and explore the hidden natural gems of Texas hill country. The 60-foot-high moss-covered waterfall, known as Gorman Falls, is one of the biggest attractions at Colorado Bend State Park, which is filled with breathtaking trails.

3. Drive Highway 16

10 Fun Fall Activities in the Hill Country

Photo: Flickr/Nicolas Henderson

Highway 16 is one of the most scenic stretches of highway in Texas. Take a leisurely cruise and soak in the giant oak trees, juniper plans mixed with impressive limestone and red rock formations.

4. Explore on Horseback

10 Fun Fall Activities in the Hill Country

Photo: Hill Country Equestrian Lodge (Facebook)

One of the best ways to explore the incredible terrain that makes up Texas hill country is to see it on horseback. Breathe in the fresh air and ride across 6000 breathtaking acres of land at the Hill Country Equestrian Lodge in Bandera County.

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