With so much to do and see in Texas Hill Country, it’s easy to forget to take a step back and enjoy your surroundings. At Willow Point Resort, we’re blessed to live in such an incredible place in the world. With that in mind, we wondered just how much people knew about Texas Hill Country. Obviously everyone who’s visited knows that it’s beautiful and a great time, but beyond that lies so much more.
We decided to create a list of interesting facts about Hill Country so that you can have some more information about our neck of the woods. Who knows, you may find yourself on Jeopardy one day and this info becomes useful.
Here are 9 interesting facts about Texas Hill Country
-As we’ve talked about in previous blog posts, Texas Hill Country wineries are truly worth checking out. Though we’ve only highlighted a few, there are so many to check out. In fact, Hill Country is the second largest producer of wine in the US.
-When you drive into Willow Point Resort, it won’t be hard to take in the beautiful landscape. No matter which direction you come from, all roads coming through Hill Country are incredibly scenic. According to Reader’s Digest, it has the “most scenic drives in America.”
-Rich with multicultural backgrounds, Spanish and Central Euro fusion permeates through Hill Country’s culture, food, and music.
-Texas Hill Country has 10 state parks inside its geographical boundary. All of which are worth visiting and truly unique.
-Not too far away from us is Enchanted Rock, reigning as one of the largest rock formations in the US. According to local Native American history, the rock is said to have spiritual powers. We’ll let you be the judge of that.
-Though a very scenic drive, the Devil’s Backbone road is considered to be haunted. Legend has it that a wolf, Native American cattle farmer, Confederate soldiers, and Spanish monks make apparitions on the roof of people’s’ cars. Those looking for a spook filled night might want to check out Purgatory Road, others might want to steer clear of this haunted highway.
-Texas Hill Country is home to San Fernando Cathedral, the oldest church in Texas and oldest Cathedral is the US. This magnificent structure is worth the visit if you’re really into architecture or history.
-People around the Hill Country area are surely aware of the Texas Blind Salamander. However, if you’re not, this cave dwelling amphibian is currently endangered due to the pollution in water. -As you might have seen on our website, the Bluebonnet flower runs abundant through Willow Point Resort during the spring months. This Texas state flower is extremely beautiful and worth checking out if you are a plant enthusiast.