About Canyon Lake

Things to do right around the Guest House

Walk down to the nearby public boat ramp for picnicking, sunbathing, swimming,  or fishing. You can launch your boat from the ramp.


Splashing in the water in Canyon Lake

The local deer population is always interesting to visitors.

Feed the deer at Canyon Lake

Enjoy nearby Comal Park, just over the hill and around the corner from us. There is a nice swimming area, and an offshore island to explore.

Here’s a picture of the view from the B&B.

View of Canyon Lake Texas from LittleGoose LakeHaus Deck

 In the Immediate Area

There are a number of fast and slow food eateries just down the road, and other places within a short distance.

Take a walk across Canyon Dam. Or the very nice South River Trail (trailhead is near the dam).

Canyon Dam, Canyon Lake Texas

Walk the dam, it\'s pretty cool

Tube on the Guadalupe River (ten miles or so away, depending where you are going).

The Lower Guadalupe, Gorgeous Green Water, Best Tubing Ever The Lower Guadalupe River, Texas, Canyon Lake, Tubing is fun in the sun

Take a scenic drive along the Guadalupe river to New Braunfels (River Road). Not recommended on a weekend – too much traffic.

Additional activities: rent a boat; ride horseback;  scuba dive.

The WORD (Water Oriented Recreation District) website. Water sports in the Hill Country. Also, see what the weather is doing.

More around Canyon Lake (The Canyon Lake Guide). Also, My Canyon Lake has some good information.

In the Surrounding Area

Guadalupe River State Park, a delightful place to splash in the river, hike, bird watch, observe animal life and generally enjoy the natural environment.

Guadalupe River State Park

Natural Bridge Caverns

Wimberley, a scenic Hill Country town with fun shops and good eateries.

San Marcos. Don’t miss the glass bottom boats at Aquarena Springs, a park maintained by Texas State University at the natural outflow from the Edwards Aquifer. Also,there is Wonder World and the unparalleled shopping at outlet stores.

Aquarena Springs in San Marcos Texas

Austin, the capital of Texas, about 75 miles.

The Capitol Building in Austin, Texas

Or, just take off and explore the Texas Hill Country.

New Braunfels and Gruene

Pleasant historical towns about twenty miles away from Art is Inn, with an evident German heritage. New Braunfels hosts the ever popular Schlitterbahn water park. Landa Park in New Braunfels is quite pleasant.There’s a nice wading area for the kiddies.

Gruene “Gently Resists Change” and offers interesting shops and places to eat in town and on the river, including the oldest dance hall in Texas.

San Antonio

Historic, friendly, and beautiful San Antonio is about forty-five miles away (roughly), depending on where you are going. It’s about 35 miles to the airport.

The San Antonio Riverwalk

The Alamo, of course, and the old missions and the Riverwalk. The Zoo, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Sea World, etc., etc. The zoo has a wonderful butterfly exhibit.

San Antonio The Alamo

The pictures below are from the San Antonio Botanical Gardens and the San Antonio Zoo.

San Antonio Botanical Gardens Snow Leopard, San Antonio Zoo

For other places, the Texas Highways magazine Web site provides a comprehensive listing of interesting places to see, things to do, and events in Texas.

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