Things to Do

The Great Vanderpool Escape

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Occasionally, everyone needs to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. If you happen to be one of those people, then head on over to Vanderpool, Texas for a weekend.

Vanderpool is the perfect place to relax and enjoy nature at its finest. Only 82  cheerful residents live there, and of course that one old biddy, but never mind her. Those 82 insist that you know about the five (although there’s plenty more) best things to do in this beautiful spot of the Texas Hill Country.

1. The Gorgeous Scenic Drives

Driving the Hill Country by Leena Robinson

Photo: Leena Robinson

It’s  no mystery that The Texas Hill Country has the best views in all of the Lone Star State, and Vanderpool is certainly no exception to that. Scenic drives are the best way to take in these rolling hills, crystal clear lakes, fields of wildflowers, old oak trees, valleys, beautiful wildlife and rugged terrain. It has been named one of the best places for motorcycles riders.

Vanderpool has the greatest views of Sabinal Canyon. The FM 337 is rated right at the top of the list when it comes to the most stunning views in the entire state of Texas. The elevation changes ranges are 1,800 to 2,200 foot. It’s a small unincorporated community just 10 miles North of Utopia and 30 miles west of Bandera.

2. The Lone Star Motorcycle Museum

Lone Star Motorcycle Museum


Vanderpool is also home to The Lone Star Motorcycle Museum. Theses unique motorcycles date anywhere from the year 1910 to today. It houses over 50 classic motorcycles and motorbikes. Put this historical museum on your to-do list. It’s open Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and weekdays by appointment. Whether  you’re a biker or not, you’ll enjoy going through  this most interesting. This building is packed with a lot of history and information for everyone. Call (830) 966-6103 for details.

3. Excellent Opportunities for Birdwatching

Green Kingfisher by Nancy Bell
Photo: Nancy Bell

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