Take An Enchanting Winter Walk Through The Trail Of Lights In Texas
Step into a winter wonderland when you visit Austin’s Trail of Lights. Stroll along this lighted walk that the city has put on for over 53 years and delight in the overwhelming amount of holiday spirit at every turn. Have the kids write letters to Santa, sip from a steaming mug of hot cocoa, and make unforgettable Christmas memories that your family will cherish forever. The Trail of Lights is the best winter hike in Texas.
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Trail of Lights is located at 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704, which is Zilker Metropolitan Park.
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Address: 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
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October 23, 2019
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For another Christmas light hike in Texas, explore Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo. This jolly event lets you see this attraction like never before. Stroll through a 100-foot light tunnel, make tasty s’mores, and meander through a magical illuminated forest. You’ll want to be sure you’re on the nice list, because Santa himself will be around. Soak up the Christmas spirit and let your inner child run free at Zoo Lights.
Can I go hiking in the winter in Texas?
There are so many great places for winter hiking in Texas. Big Bend National Park is one of the most spectacular. This tranquil place is perfect when the weather gets chilly. For another gorgeous winter hike, head to Big Thicket National Preserve near Kountze. This destination is home to over 40 miles of trails, and they’re all astonishingly beautiful. Whether you’re looking for an adventurous trek or a leisurely stroll, you’re certain to find something that will pique your interest. To learn more about Texas’s best hikes, read our feature article here.
What are the best parks to visit in the winter in Texas?
In addition to Zilker Park, Pedernales Falls State Park is a lovely place to visit when the weather gets cooler. In the summer, the temperatures can be scorching. Take the time to enjoy the lovely scenery without breaking a sweat! McKinney Falls State Park is another wonderful place to explore during the winter. You’ll feel like the outside world is hundreds of miles away even though this park is located just outside of Austin.
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.
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