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TEXAS HILL COUNTRY: NATURAL BEAUTY

 

Texas Hill Country is at the crossroads of West, Central and South Texas. It’s considered the border between the American Southeast and Southwest, an area where hills rise 400 to 500 feet above the surrounding plains and valleys.

The high hills, covered with lush trees and wildflowers of every description, dominate the area. Throughout the year bright bluebonnets, fiery Indian paint brushes, dusky thistle and golden coneflowers turn the landscape to a changing pallet of colors.

It’s easy to find tranquility in these hills.  For those who love an old-fashioned swimming hole, and who doesn’t when the weather gets hot, there are many choices nearby:

  • Blue Hole in Wimberley:  24 minutes
  • Jacob’s Well in Wimberley:  22 minutes
  • Pedernales Falls State Park:  18 minutes
  • Hamilton Pool Preserve:  25 minutes
  • Blanco State Park:  26 minutes
  • Reimer’s Ranch Park:  23 minutes

The Hill Country also has emerged as the center of the Texas wine industry, with several vineyards in the area.  It’s a fascinating combination of natural beauty, small town charm and the excitement of Austin.