Summer is in full swing in our little town, and it sure is hot! So to help you beat the heat – and find some fun and relaxing activities to do with your family, we’ve put together a quick article about the 3 best things to do in Fredericksburg this summer!
1. Explore Enchanted Rock State Natural Area!
No matter what you love to do, you’re sure to have a blast at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area if you’re outdoorsy.
With nearly 11 miles of hiking trails, (and a hidden cave to reward you if you manage to reach the top) you can enjoy the spectacular views of this pink granite dome, and explore the unique wilderness that surrounds this one-of-a-kind geological feature.
And hiking is just the tip of the iceberg. Feeling adventurous? Go on a backpacking trip, or check out the dedicated rock climbing areas of the park! Need a more laid-back family activity? Enjoy the dedicated picnic areas at the park, and stick around until the sun goes down – Enchanted Rock State Natural Area offers some of the best stargazing in all of Central Texas!
2. Visit Wildseed Farms!
Wildseed Farms is a summer expedition that’s a fantastic choice for the whole family! This beautiful, expansive wildflower farm has something for everyone. This sprawling farm covers more than 1000 cultivated acres, and attracts over 350,000 visitors a year!
Best of all, there’s something to do for everyone! Interested in growing your own wildflowers? Take a guided tour of the facilities and pick your own wildflower bouquets, or purchase your own wildflower seeds at Lantana Nursery!
Need to sit and relax a spell? The Brewbonnet Biergarten offers you peace and relaxation, as well as a variety of beers, snacks, and specialized goodies like jams, jellies, and salsa!
There’s truly no other wildflower farm like Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg TX – putting this gorgeous destination near the top of our list for summer fun!
3. Tour Old Tunnel State Park!
If you’re not a fan of bats, this activity probably isn’t for you – as we’ll discuss in a moment.
But Old Tunnel State Park is one of the most unique attractions in Fredericksburg – so it’s earned a mention on our list! With a family-friendly, half-mile walking trail and a dedicated picnic area, this is a great choice for families with young children.
This park has been built around an abandoned railroad tunnel – hence the name. This tunnel now houses over 3 million Mexican free-tailed bats, and over 3000 cave myotis bats. From May-October, visitors can pay an admission fee to walk through the park after 5 P.M., and watch the bats emerge from the tunnel at night.
It’s truly a sight to behold – millions upon millions of bats pouring out of the tunnel, seeking their nightly prey. If you’re interested in learning more about the bats, child-friendly educational sessions are available Thursday-Sunday.
These fun programs are run by local park rangers, and provide you and your kids with educational information about the history of Old Tunnel State Park, the local wildlife, and the bats that live within the tunnel!
Just make sure to call (866) 978-2287 before you head over – when you call this number, the park staff will give you their latest emergence time information, so that you won’t miss the nightly bat-viewing!
Enjoy Your Summer With These Fredericksburg Activities!
Summer in Fredericksburg is truly a great time! Despite the heat, there’s plenty to do – and these 3 summer activities can provide your whole family with some fun weekend activities!
So get out there, get active, and enjoy your summer in Fredericksburg! You won’t want to miss out on these awesome recreational opportunities!