This phrase literally is on a loop in my head every day. I love to travel, and I have been fortunate to see so many places (but not enough). Hiking is my Zen, my happy place. Even the shortest, flattest hike is a good one just for the mental clarity. Then I hear of this great art exhibit outside of Austin, or a new Art in Public Places piece that just got ...
The New Year is a perfect time to count our blessings and resolve to make changes that will improve our quality of life. Getting outdoors and meeting new people is a great way to kick off your New Year!
Being a member of an outdoor and social club like Hill Country Outdoors is exactly what the doctor ordered.
Check our club calendar often and sign up ...
Looking for things to do in Austin? Join us for these fun summer events!
Meet N Greet at Austin Bouldering Project + drinks
at Friends & Allies Brewing Co.
979 Springdale Rd
May 21 from 4 to 6 pm
Hill Country Outdoors Annual Picnic
Walnut Creek Metro Park
June 25 from 10 am to 2 pm
written by Elizabete Gomes, HCO member and Clinical Nutritionist ~
If you are too tired to engage in physical activities or exhausted by easy exercise, your body might not be getting the support it needs. Exercise should enhance your sense of wellness, not deplete you. The tips below are are intended to increase your energy for exercising, improve your ...
written by Barbara Martinez, HCO event leader ~
Nourishing the Body and Mind
There is nothing better for our mind and body than spending time with Nature. Taking a break from our everyday hustle and bustle and getting out in nature, increases our creativity and our mental well being. When we go outside and take a hike, work in the garden, do some yard ...
Adventure and explore to your heart’s content at this natural gem in Spicewood—about one hour northwest of Austin. At Pace Bend Park, a four-mile-long peninsula surrounded by the recently restored waters of Lake Travis, the terrain alternates between packed dirt and plenty of rocky ledges. Take a hike on the North and South Croton trails (marked in ...
Encircled by ancient cypress trees, this spring-fed swimming area is a true Central Texas treasure. Blue Hole Regional Park is a natural oasis nestled on 126 acres of protected land in Wimberley.
Access the swimming area via the Cypress Creek Nature Trail just off of Wimberley Square, about 45 minutes southwest of Austin. The trail takes you on a ...
Springtime brings new life to the River Place Nature Trail, tucked away in the hills of the River Place neighborhood west of Austin. In 2009, the middle section of the trail—also known as Panther Hollow—was closed for a rerouting project, but today the trail’s entire length is open and ready to greet you and your adventurous spirit.