Travel bucket list: 21 destinations for The Great Escape (Part 7)
The Narrows. Upper south side of Lake Travis near the community of Spicewood. From Austin take Texas 71, turn north on Spur 191, and proceed approximately one mile to Spicewood. Continue traveling north 1.1 miles on Burnet County Road 410 to CR 411, which is a gravel road. Proceed approximately 1.5 miles north to the entrance for the Narrows Recreation Area.
10 Amazing Waterfalls Within Reach - WESTCAVE PRESERVE Less than an hour's drive from Austin, Tex. Take a guided hike down into a cool cave formation featuring lush, green ferns under a canopy of cypress trees. The short trail ends in an enchanting grotto where water cascades over a broken rock formation, a unique setting in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Best time to visit: Year-round, but open to the public only on weekends.
Located approximately 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Austin, Texas, the Hamilton Pool Preserve is a historic swimming hole which was designated a preserve by the Travis County Commissioner’s Court in 1990. Located 3/4 mile upstream from its confluence with the Pedernales River, Hamilton Creek spills out over limestone outcroppings to create a 50 foot waterfall as it plunges into the head of a steep box canyon. The waterfall never completely dries up, but in dry times it does slow to a…
14 Texas Watering Holes You Have to Get In: here are some of the most epic watering holes in Texas, many of them in Austin or just around the corner. As the triple digit temperature days are coming, I know you will be looking to cool off! Enjoy!