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The Hill Country’s Top 10 Cold-Weather Outdoor Activities

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6. Go on a winter picnic.

The Hill Country’s Top 10 Cold-Weather Outdoor Activities

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Pack a thermos and fill it with warm chicken noodle soup. Or make some grilled cheese sandwiches and put hot tomato soup in the thermos. Take a blanket and some drinks and go find somewhere underneath an old tree to hang out. Just because it’s 56 and a little windy doesn’t mean you can’t have an amazing picnic.

7. Explore and go geo-caching.

All this game requires is a smart phone and some ability to find your way around. The rest is history. A good starting point is www.geocaching.com.

The Hill Country’s Top 10 Cold-Weather Outdoor Activities

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8. Forage.

The Hill Country’s Top 10 Cold-Weather Outdoor Activities

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There’s plenty to gather in the Texas Hill Country. Whether it’s pecans in Fredericksburg or Basswood in the eastern Hill Country, there’s always something nearby that you could put to good use.

9. Admire the Christmas lights.

The Hill Country’s Top 10 Cold-Weather Outdoor Activities

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According to Gizmodo.com, Christmas lights gained popularity in 1880 after Thomas Edison started advertising his “tree lights” during the holiday season. Fast forward 130 years, and you have rows and rows of houses that decorate trees and compete in light contests. For those who enjoy spectacles, check out some Hill Country such as like the Johnson City Lights Spectacular, the Trail of Lights in Austin, or Christmas on the Brazos out in Brenham.

10. Take a road trip!

The Hill Country’s Top 10 Cold-Weather Outdoor Activities

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With over a quarter million square miles, Texas is full of open space to escape. Grab a buddy or grab an energy drink – and floor it in any direction until you get somewhere pleasant. No matter where you venture in Texas, it’ll be something special.

 

References:

gizmodo.com

www.geocaching.com

www.foragingtexas.com

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