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Things to Do at Canyon of the Eagles
Traverse spectacular hiking trails, dine on world-class cuisine, and gaze at the stars. These are just a few of the unforgettable things to do at Canyon of the Eagles, a one-of-a-kind resort nestled within a vast nature park on the eastern shore of Lake Buchanan in the Texas Hill Country. Read on to discover all the amazing adventures you can have at Canyon of the Eagles.
Hit the Trails
Experience the rugged beauty of the Hill Country on the 14 miles of hiking trails that meander through more than 900 acres of gorgeous terrain. Along the way, you’ll pass through meadows of wildflowers and lakeside lowlands while taking in spectacular views along the way. The trails at Canyon of the Eagles are divided into short overlapping loops, making it easy to determine how far you want to hike. Hiking at Canyon of the Eagles is a year-round activity, so make sure to bring your gear regardless of when you’re staying at the resort.
Go Bird Watching
The Texas Hill Country is home to an incredible variety of wildlife, including an astonishing number of birds. That’s why Canyon of the Eagles Nature Park is a great place to visit for animal lovers and birding enthusiasts. While you’re here, look for an American bald eagle, a black-capped vireo, and a golden-cheeked warbler, the latter two of which are endangered. So keep a keen eye out as you explore the park, and you just may spot these beautiful birds.
Visit the Eagle Eye Observatory
At Canyon of the Eagles, you can explore much more than this scenic corner of the Hill Country. Embark on a remarkable journey of the stars at the Eagle Eye Observatory, home for two high-tech telescopes. Look through either telescope and you’ll enjoy unparalleled views of the moon, planets, distant star clusters, comets, and even other galaxies. Access to the observatory, operated by the Austin Astronomical Society, is complimentary for all guests of Canyon of the Eagles Resort.
Embark on a Guided Outdoor Adventure
Although there’s plenty to explore on your own, the best way to get the most out of your time at Canyon of the Eagles is to go on a guided outdoor adventure. These excursions include everything from educational and interpretive programs and observation cruises to and cooking demonstrations. Regardless of the adventure you choose, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience in this breathtaking place.
Dine at the Overlook Restaurant
You’ve hiked the trails, observed the wildlife, and cruised on Lake Buchanan – now it’s time to eat. Dine at the Overlook Restaurant for world-class Texas-inspired cuisine made from the freshest meats and produce available. Meanwhile, the Eagles Nest Lounge offers tasty fare from its casual dining menu, as well as a tantalizing selection of beer, wine, and cocktails to choose from. While you’re relaxing with your tasty beverage, sit back and savor a Hill Country sunset as it illuminates the sky in various hues of pink and orange. Not a bad way to end a day at Canyon of the Eagles.