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Go With the Flow on the Comal River

June 27, 2023 | By Joe Nick Patoski

It’s high noon on a scorching Saturday in August, and I’m standing on the banks of Hinman Island

Shift Your Sightseeing Up a Gear with Self-Guided E-bike Tours

March 3, 2023 | By Pam LeBlanc

A Playful Day at Barton Springs in Austin

January 24, 2023 | By Traces of Texas

In 1837, settler William “Uncle Billy” Barton moved his family to a remote Hill Country creek near its confluence with the Colorado River.

A Lost Swimming Hole in the Panhandle Plains Holds Generations of Family Memories

December 29, 2022 | By Bobby Alemán

Where To Go Swimming This Summer in Texas

June 24, 2022 | By

The View from 30 Feet Under Jacob’s Well

June 24, 2021 | By

The Refreshing Hill Country Oasis at Krause Springs

April 29, 2021 | By

A Guide to Texas’ Many Spring-Fed Pools

June 25, 2020 | By Michael Hoinski and Julia Jones

The Frio is Chilly but That’s the Point

June 25, 2020 | By Pam LeBlanc

Dip a toe in the blue-green swirls of the Frio River and brace for the shiver that’s sure to ripple up your leg.

Balmorhea State Park to Remain Closed Until Summer

March 5, 2020 | By Julia Jones

Find Rustic Relaxation on the Nueces River at Camp Wood in the Hill Country

August 10, 2018 | By E. Dan Klepper

The Nueces River valley plummets from the Edwards Plateau with the abruptness of a summer squall. The topography plunges from dry to drenched when you cruise south from Rocksprings on State Highway 55, blank skies giving way to blue-green canopies of oaks and pecans as the road abandons the grassless flats for glimpses of resplendent waters that seem to chase canyon twilight into the brightness of day. Here, the Nueces River finds its voice: a convergence of forks, prongs, creeks, and springs that begin their last odyssey to the Gulf of Mexico as one.

Dive into Classic Summer Activities at Daingerfield State Park

April 26, 2018 | By

Summer fun awaits at Daingerfield State Park, located a couple of miles southeast of the city of Daingerfield in Northeast Texas. The 507-acre park offers plenty of classic summer diversions from camping to swimming, fishing, hiking, dancing, canoeing, kayaking, and pedal boating.

Swimming Holes

April 9, 2013 | By Melissa Gaskill

Our bodies are mostly water. Our primordial ancestors lived in it. Science tells us that looking at it lowers stress.

Daytripper with Chet Garner: Wimberley

May 7, 2012 | By Chet Garner

There’s a town in the Hill Country that calls itself “a little piece of heaven.”  Feeling the need to transcend everyday life, I drove to Wimberley in search of an absolutely heavenly day.

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