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10 Things To See & Do in the Highland Lakes

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The Highland Lakes of Central Texas consists of seven lakes along the Colorado River. These freshwater reservoirs were actually formed by dams along the river and include Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake LBJ, Lake Marble Falls, Lake Travis, Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake. In addition to water sports and fishing, visitors to the Highland Lakes area can enjoy golfing, camping, wineries, and various events and festivals. Here are our 10 things to see and do in the Highland Lakes.

10.  Rent a Kayak

10 Things to See and Do in the Highland Lakes

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Kayaking and canoeing in the Highland Lakes are great solo activities, or they can be fun for the whole family. You can choose from several rental companies and river guides, depending on which waterway you want to explore.

9. Hit the Wine Trail

10 Things to See and Do in the Highland Lakes

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Take a day and visit some of the many wineries along the Highland Lakes Wine Trail. Texas wine is coming of age, and many of our local wineries have won international wine awards.

8. Rent a Boat or Jet Ski

10 Things to See and Do in the Highland Lakes

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You’re near a lake, so get out on the water! From ski boats to chartered party barges, you can find the right watercraft to fit your needs. Want to stay on the water? You can rent a houseboat and live right on the lake for the duration of your stay.

7. Go Fishing

10 Things to See and Do in the Highland Lakes

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Spend a relaxing day fishing at any of the Highland Lakes. Inexperienced anglers or those wanting to land a trophy fish can hire a fishing guide to help you navigate the best fishing spots.

6. Hit the Golf Course

10 Things to See and Do in the Highland Lakes
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