Splash Around in Natural Lakes
Feel your troubles melt away as you spend a day on one of Burnet County’s five lakes. The area’s many local marinas and outfitters connect visitors to rentals for boats, kayaks, and standup paddle boards.
Take advantage of the many waterfront public parks that feature walking trails, boat landings, and picnic areas. Inks Lake State Park features all sorts of family-friendly activities, including nine miles of hiking trails, volleyball, birding, geocaching, swimming, and paddle board rentals.
Don’t miss Vanishing Texas River Cruise, which takes visitors on a breathtaking journey through the ecological history of Lake Buchanan and its importance to indigenous people and settlers.
Celebrate the Great Outdoors
From high-octane ATV trails to a quiet outing of birding, Burnet County is an outdoors mecca, giving nature lovers of all ages and interests plenty to choose from. The region’s many hiking trails lead visitors through lush and rugged terrain awash in Texas Hill Country’s stunning foliage and wildlife. Burnet County is known for excellent mountain biking with gravity-defying experiences at Spider Mountain Bike Park, the only year-round, lift-served bike park in the United States. If it’s gas-powered fun you like, hit Hidden Falls Adventure Park’s amazing off-road ATV and dirt bike trails. With wide open spaces, Burnet County is premium hunting country. Arrange a guided hunting experience through ranches like Mad Bucks, Wagon Springs, and Ketterman Ranch, which also offer luxury accommodations and gourmet cuisine.
Let Local Arts Inspire You
Texas Hill Country is known for a thriving art scene and Burnet County is no exception. Sit back and enjoy live music, a theatrical production, or a movie night at the restored Globe Theatre, a beloved attraction in historic downtown Bertram that first opened in 1935. Head for a concert at Willie Nelson’s Luck Ranch in his hometown of Spicewood, which hosts popular live music events throughout the year. Take in one-of-a-kind paintings, sculpture, and mixed-media works by local artists in the Highland Lakes’ many art galleries.
Savor the Flavors
A food lover’s paradise, Burnet County is a great place to experience mouthwatering regional cuisine along with excellent local wine, beer, and spirits. Sample real pit Texas barbecue cooked low-and-slow, and authentic Tex-Mex fare complete with top-shelf margaritas. Sit down to waterfront dining at Bayview, or sample some of the best pie around at the famed Blue Bonnet Cafe.
Numerous wineries, breweries, and distilleries are situated here, giving visitors plenty of options for sampling and purchasing local beverages. Enjoy excellent local beer at brewpubs like Save the World Brewery Co., Bear King, and Doublehorn. Book a Heart of Texas Wine Tour and raise a glass to Burnet County wineries like Spicewood Vineyards, Perissos Vineyards, and Torr Na Lochs Vineyard and Winery.
Burnet, TX 78611