1. Kayak the Medina River Winding through tunnels of towering bald cypress trees on its way to Bandera, the Medina River doesn’t get the crowds that flock to the Guadalupe River. So you have most of it to yourself as you spend a couple of hours of bliss in a kayak rented from the Medina River Company, 830/796-3600. Hidden Hills, Medina Rivers, Buckets Lists, 10 Adventure, 10 Texas, Texas Hidden, Hidden Adventure, Texas Hill Country, Texas Hills Country
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It twists so much you have to slow down to a crawl in a few places, but this sidewinder of a highway that climbs through the Hill Country for 30 miles between Kerrville and Medina is one of the most scenic in Texas. Ancient live oaks and white-flowering yucca plants decorate the roadsides, and green grasses cling to limestone outcrops like the hide on a rawboned longhorn steer. You can also find a little local color along the highway.
SLEEP IN A GARDEN- Wake up to the smell of rosemary, thyme, and other fresh scents when you stay in one of the Sunday Houses at Fredericksburg Herb Farm, 830/997-8615. The cozy cottages are styled like the old-time “Sunday Houses” built by German farmers for weekend stays when they came to town for church and shopping.
10 Adventures in Texas' Hidden Hill Country: No. 6 - One of the most scenic wildflower drives in Texas takes you along State 16 through Llano and Ranch Road 501 to Colorado Bend State Park, to Gorman Falls