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The Popular Hill Country of Texas

Texas is a very huge state, and as such, has a wide — if not complete — assortment of topography. From rugged mountains to beaches and a lot in between, you can come across it in Texas, including the attractive "hill country." The lush rolling hills in the middle part of the state don't instantly come to mind when you think about Texas, but the region certainly deserves some attention for its beauty and culture.

The hill country is probably one of the finest areas in the state to hike, ride bikes, or just hang out. The range of lush greenery and the occasional granite outcropping make it a wonderful atmosphere for sightseeing. One of the most recognized landmarks in this portion of the state is Enchanted Rock, a large, pink granite mountain that can be observed for quite some distance. This natural monument is now in the center of a park detailed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a fantastic place for hiking and picnicking.

For those who enjoy hiking and scenery, Lake Georgetown is a primary vacation spot. The lake is almost completely surrounded by a hiking trail, making it one of the longest in the state. It is not an easy hike, as the terrain is rocky and irregular. But for individuals who can deal with the trails, there are great views of the lake waiting at different points along the way. Cactus and cedar trees line the trails, and limestone boulders appear to pop up out of nowhere from time to time.

One more attraction for outdoor fans is the area's newest park, Berry Springs Park and Preserve. This park is set up to support walkers of all skill levels, with a main paved path fronting the park, and unpaved side trails and cross-paths along the way to entice the far more experienced walker. The main pathway goes both east and west from the parking lot, with "turnarounds" at each end for individuals who want a workout without the excitement. At each of these turnarounds, though, are a sequence of unpaved paths and trails that go on and cut across the park.

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