At Windrose, one of the best parts of our job is getting to see the beautiful landscapes across the Lone Star State and share our love for this natural beauty with others. One of our favorite parts of Texas is Hill Country. It is a beautiful place to visit year-round, but fall provides some particular delights. Though there are many places to enjoy, here are three places that are extra nice this time of year.
Experience Cultural Delight in Fredericksburg
Experience small-town charm in a picturesque setting when you visit Fredericksburg. German pioneers settled in the area over 160 years ago, and the spirit of their industriousness lives on today, with the community focused on building a better place to live. You can see this goal has been realized with the wonderful time the city shows its visitors. Whether you do a day trip or a weekend escape, you won’t be bored with the wide array of things to do. Try the top-rated Cabernet Grill, which offers mouth-watering steak, seafood, and more. When you’re not grabbing a bite to eat, take advantage of the scenic outdoor parks or historic museums. Making a weekend of it? Experience true Texas hospitality in one of their many bed and breakfasts.
Get Outdoorsy in Lost Maples State Natural Area
To get a glimpse at some of the gorgeous colors that fall can bring, take a trip to Lost Maples. Located just two hours northwest of San Antonio, the park offers plenty to do for the whole family. You can take it easy with a leisurely stroll along the grounds, taking in the beautiful sights of nature and snapping a few pictures while you’re at it. Or you can get more adventurous and go hiking, fishing, or camping. Over 10 miles of trails to explore means plenty of opportunity to view the many species of birds that make Lost Maples their home.
To see fall in its full splendor, you can check their Fall Foliage Color Report, which gives regular updates of what’s happening with the trees so visiting guests know what to expect. We’re just entering the best time to see some true fall colors, so plan your trip soon to get the best showing!
Sip and Be Merry at Hill Country Wineries
To get the best wine in the world, many people think of Tuscany or Napa Valley, but Hill Country has its own unique varietals to offer. Of the wine-producing states in the U.S., Texas ranks 5th, with 42 unique wineries in Hill Country, each offering something unique in terms of winemaking style. Because of the sunny, dry climate, Spanish and Italian varietals do well in this area. Try the Fredericksburg location of Messina Hof, which has nearly 10 acres with its own vineyard.
No matter what you do when you visit Hill Country, make sure you leave time to explore and just appreciate the natural beauty of the area. For land surveying needs closer to home in Houston, call Windrose Land Services today!