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Treat the Body, Mind, and Soul to a Hill Country Summer Vacation

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In the same vein, if you’d rather have a little more control over your river experience, consider spending a couple of blissful hours in a rented kayak making your way along the Medina River, or doing the Mission Paddle Trail in San Antonio. Offering some of the most scenic paddling that the Hill Country has to offer, these options allow for you to see local beauty, experience the history of the area, and take on some new kayaking skills in the process.

Treat the Body, Mind, and Soul to a Hill Country Summer Vacation

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Speaking of paddling, you could also consider taking a canoe or boat out for some fishing time with friends. The Texas Hill Country offers some of the best fishing in the state, and it’s coupled with breathtaking views. Having a great share of state parks and an abundance of lakes, rivers, and streams, the fishing conditions couldn’t be better. Anglers have plenty of opportunities to catch their limit in such places as the Sabinal River at Lost Maples State Park, Canyon Lake, Cypress Creek in Wimberley, and the Pedernales River at Pedernales State Park. Each of these locations offers a variety of species and many ways to fish – by boat, from a dock, by kayak or canoe, and even fly fishing!

If staying on dry land is more your passion, spend some time hiking the innumerable trails found in and throughout the Texas Hill Country. They offer beauty that’s unsurpassed and photo opportunities that are prettier than a postcard. Take a trip to Colorado Bend State Park where you can hike to Gorman Falls – a diamond in a field of rhinestones in terms of its natural exquisiteness, and the park’s main attraction. This 1.5-mile-long hike takes you through some rugged ranch country, with the final 100 yards composed of a rocky descent, but the steep path leads you to a mist-filled chasm featuring half a dozen cascades spilling over a 60-foot limestone cliff. The pools at the base form a moss and fern-draped grotto that has been the envy of many a photographer. It’s extremely peaceful and moving at the same time. You can end your day camping at the park, making your experience a great turn-key trip.

Treat the Body, Mind, and Soul to a Hill Country Summer Vacation
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