Spring is finally in the air, and the weather is perfect in Marble Falls. It’s a great time to get outside and enjoy many of the things that make the Highland Lakes area so special. Here are some of my ideas…
Bluebonnets and other wildflowers are starting to emerge, especially on the backroads. Take a scenic drive and get your family Christmas photo knocked out early this year.
If the 2015 Texas High School State Fishing Championship held on Lake LBJ last weekend is any indication, the fishing should be very good right now—more than 750 pounds of fish were caught by 70 teams. Hire a guide or explore some fishing holes on your own.
Weekend tours, tastings, and special events are now plentiful at our area wineries and breweries. Create a custom tour with Heart of Texas Wine Tours, then kick back, relax, and leave the driving to them.
As an alternative, speedily zip through the trees at Cypress Valley Canopy Tours in Spicewood.
If bargain hunting is your thing, the Citywide Garage Sale takes place on April 4th in Johnson Park.
Paint the Town—one of my favorite events—starts on April 9th and goes through the 11th. Dozens of artists will set up their easels all over Marble Falls and paint local architecture, landscapes, and social scenes en plein air. The resulting works will be judged and auctioned off on Saturday in Old Oak Square. This is a great opportunity for locals and tourists alike: residents have the opportunity to collect art that is specific to their hometown, while visitors can leave the community with a one-of-a-kind memento to commemorate their trip. For more information, visit the Paint the Town web site.
Finally, you still have a few weeks to register for the HITS Triathlon (April 25 and 26). What better way to experience Marble Falls than from the lake, on a bicycle, and then on foot?