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The Hill Country Comes Alive in Fredericksburg

By March 2, 2022No Comments

The Hill Country Comes Alive in Fredericksburg

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area may be Fredericksburg’s most well-known outdoor adventure, but each spring the Texas Hill Country landscape comes alive with the color of wildflowers.

From bluebonnets to Indian Paintbrushes, wildflowers only add to the many ways to get out and enjoy the great outdoors in the region. Recognized as an International Dark Sky Community, Fredericksburg is also one of the state’s top places to enjoy a stargazing adventure.

Wildflowers blanket the Texas Hill Country, making the drive to Enchanted Rock a must-do for any visitor. Photo by Steve Rawls

The parks and hiking areas of Fredericksburg provide room to relax and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Texas Hill Country. Photo by Trish Rawls

Fredericksburg offers outdoor activities for all ages. Check out local favorites like wildflower paths at Wildseed Farms, nature trails at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park and hiking at Cross Mountain.

If you want to experience Enchanted Rock, be sure to reserve an entry spot up to 30-days in advance. Enjoy 360-degree views of the Texas Hill Country and a diversity of trails throughout the park.

Another famous Fredericksburg outdoor adventure is Texas Wine Country. The area’s more than 50 wineries and vineyards offer outdoor patios with views of the surrounding countryside, along with award-winning wine.

The more than 50 vineyards in Texas Wine Country offer a place to relax and enjoy the award-winning vino of the region. Photo by Blake Mistich

With nearly unique 1,500 vacation rentals, plus unique hotels and inns, Fredericksburg’s has a place to stay for you. Photo by Jason Risner

Find your home away from home in Fredericksburg as the town features nearly 1,500 lodging options from quiet country cabins to newly built luxury homes. Outside of the multitude of vacation rentals, Fredericksburg also offers 23 hotels and motels with over 1,100 rooms as well as 12 RV parks and camping sites.

This spring, Fredericksburg is wrapping up its 175th Anniversary Celebration. Discover some of the town’s history by taking a self-guided walking tour through the Historic District. And don’t miss the town’s Grand Finale Celebration slated for May 5-8, 2022.

And finally, if you are able to plan your Texas Hill Country adventure Sunday-Thursday, you will find these perks when visiting town. Start any adventure to Fredericksburg with a stop at the town’s Visitor Center, which offers knowledgeable staff to answer your questions, plus free maps and brochures, public restrooms and ample free parking.

Fredericksburg’s most iconic structure, the Vereins Kirche Museum, stands as a symbol of the town’s deep German roots, which are being commemorated during Fredericksburg’s 175th Anniversary Celebration. Photo by Trish Rawls