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Rockport: Trading Your Roots for a Routine of Fishing, Birding, and Wildlife-Watching

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But possibly the most famous birding site in the area is the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. With over 70,000 acres, the refuge supports whooping cranes along with hundreds of other species of birds, living in concert with javelinas, deer, bobcats, alligators, and raccoons, amongst its 16-mile touring road and six hiking trails. Visitors can also tour the interpretive center, which provides ample information regarding the flora and fauna of the area, the birds and wildlife, the habitats that are naturally found here, and how it all came together in Rockport.

Rockport: Trading Your Roots for a Routine of Fishing, Birding, and Wildlife-Watching

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Another booming commodity in this Texas Gulf Coast town is art and artists. A trend that began developing in the 1950s, Rockport has become home to the Rockport Center for the Arts, over a dozen galleries and art shops, several types of classes in a number of mediums, and approximately 150 resident artists. And amongst the throngs of wonderful stores that market their wares, you can find another great thing this Texas town has a lot of – good food! From shore lunches to fancy restaurants, Rockport can provide. You can even buy fresh catches right from the boats in the harbor! Cap that off with as many beautiful Texas sunsets as you can handle, and you’ll be wondering where this place has been all your life, and how you too, can pick up roots to trade for paddles, fishing lines, and binoculars.

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