Falling In Love with The Outdoors

Make the Most of the Season in Texas Hill Country

The best time to explore West Austin's parks and trails is during the fall. The cooler temperature makes outdoor activities more pleasant than in the spring or summer. You won't be too hot or cold — it's ideal weather for sightseeing across the Texas Hill Country. The fall foliage is also spectacular, and thankfully, there are less bugs!

From hiking and kayaking to stargazing, there are many family-friendly outdoor activities to enjoy in West Austin during this time of year. The harvest season is also here, so there's an abundance of local produce such as apples, pears, and pumpkins available for a delicious picnic while watching the sunset. It's a wonderful opportunity to unwind in the outdoors before the holiday rush starts. So get out there and enjoy all that West Austin has to offer this fall!

Hamilton Greenbelt Spotlight

If you're looking for a beautiful trail that is perfect for all ages, the Hamilton Greenbelt located in the City of Lakeway is a great option. Not to be confused with the popular Hamilton Pool Preserve, Hamilton Greenbelt's scenic location offers stunning views of the autumn foliage, as well as a variety of activities to keep you busy. The well-maintained trail is great for beginners, making it a popular spot for locals and visitors.

This 2.7-mile out-and-back trail is perfect for walking, running, biking, or bird-watching, and designated areas are allowed for picnicking. If you want to go on a tiny adventure, there are a few small waterfalls to see along the route. No matter what you do, you're sure to have a memorable experience. Located at 1173 Lohmans Crossing Rd, Lakeway, TX 78734.

Fall Bucket List

Butterfly Garden Take a scenic stroll with butterflies at City Park in Lakeway located at 502 Hurst Creek Rd, Lakeway, TX 7873.

Take Portraits Snap pictures under some of the town's oldest oak trees at Bee Cave Sculpture Park located at 13333 State Hwy 71, Bee Cave, TX 78738.

Go Bird-Watching Take a walk through the nature trails and go bird-watching at Hamilton Greenbelt located at 1173 Lohmans Crossing Rd, Lakeway, TX 78734.

Rent a Kayak Enjoy a sunset on Lake Travis by renting a kayak at Austin Pedal Kayaks located at 1499 Graveyard Point Rd, Lakeway, TX 78734.

Go Stargazing Look up at the stars and mingle with other locals at Devil's Cove on the Lake Travis Northshore, near Marshall's Point and north of Hudson Bend.

"There's no better place than the Texas Hill Country.”

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