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Austin Texas Region Natural Areas and Swimming Holes

I have always loved Austin area creeks and natural areas. I grew up walking Waller Creek in Central Austin. Part of what makes Central Texas and the Texas Hill Country so wonderful is that there will  be arrid looking rocky areas alongside great stands of trees and running cool, clear water, many times fed from springs. I am a member of many hiking and birding and horseback riding groups because I love to be outside and enjoy those activities. You may want to know about these areas for recreation and perhaps to buy a home or ranch with or near to a great hiking or swimming area. There are many homes and condos in the Austin Area next to greenbelts and parks.

Growing up tubing down Texas Rivers, wading in creeks and streams and swimming in lakes, ranch stock tanks, rivers, bays and the Gulf of Mexico, I am happy we have so many great natural swimming holes with non-treated, non-chlorinated water. Barton Springs, Deep Eddy, Hamilton Pool, Blue Hole in Georgetown, TX and Blue Hole in Wimberley, TX are some of my all time favorites.

Austin TX Wild Basin

Wild Basin on east side of Loop 360 at 805 North Capital of Texas Highway, Austin, TX 78746 (512) 327-7622 has over 3 miles of hiking trails. Founded in 1974 the 227 acre Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve provides educational programs as well. My family has been there for reptile and amphibian as well as astronomy events.

Austin Texas Zilker

Zilker Nature Preserve at 2418 Stratford Drive, Austin on the west end of Zilker Park is 60 acres of meadows, trees with hanging Spanish moss in shaded woods, view of downtown Austin’s skyscrapers from Overlook Trail. Trailhead is located at end of Austin Nature Center driveway.

I am a member of the Austin Sierra Club, Austin Hikes for Creative Types MeetUp Group and other groups. I am guiding a group on a Pickett Trail hike. See the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department web page for more places to see.

Austin Texas Real Estate

Want to buy a home near trails and or greenbelt area? I’d love to help you! I know many great Austin TX area neighborhoods with great trails, that back to creeks or rivers in many price ranges. Let me set up a custom home search for you of neighborhoods with great trails, that back to greenbelts, creeks or rivers or for that perfect ranch or farm to have your own. Call Betty Saenz at (512) 785-5050 or e-mail me. Let’s see homes for sale and hike the trails!

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