Majesty Wine Tours - "Tours for people passionate about having fun!" Majesty Tours is the perfect solution for a great wine tasting day in the Texas Hill Country. We pledge to make your experience personable and unforgettable. Our 14 passenger shuttle bus is the ideal way to see and EXPERIENCE the BEST of the Texas Hill Country. In addition, to our outstanding Hill Country Wine tours, we also offer shuttle services. We can provide the transportation you need for a special evening, dinner, party or event. At Majesty Tours WE ARE passionate about having FUN! We look forward to sharing the hill country with you! Specializing in: Texas Hill Country Wineries, Craft Breweries and Spirits, Weddings, Bridal Showers, Girls Weekend Out and other Special Occasions! Enjoy your PARTY and leave the driving to us!
Lost Maples State Natural Area
Lost Maples State Natural Area
Lost Maples State Natural Area
Lost Maples State Natural Area
Lost Maples State Natural Area
Lost Maples State Natural Area
Fredericksburg, Texas
Fredericksburg, Texas
Lost Maples State Natural Area

Fredericksburg to Lost Maples State Natural Area

From Fredericksburg, Texas, take Hwy 16 (Adams Street) to Kerrville. In Kerrville, pass under I-10 & take Loop 534 to your left. It goes around Kerrville and intersects Hwy 173 on the opposite end of town. Turn left on 173 toward Bandera. Go about 15 miles & you will see Farm to Market Road 2828 on your right. Turn Right and go about 9 miles. It will intersect with HWY 16. Turn right onto Hwy 16. Continue 2 miles to Medina where you will turn left on Hwy 337 and proceed 20 miles to the intersection of 337 and  Hwy 187. Turn right onto 187. Continue 5 miles to the park entrance.

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Lost Maples State Natural Area

Lost Maples State Natural Area covers 2174.2 scenic acres in Bandera and Real Counties, north of Vanderpool on the Sabinal River. Acquired by purchase from private owners in 1973 -1974, the site was opened to the public on September 1, 1979. The annual visitation is approximately 200,000 visitors.

Archaeological evidence shows that this area was used by prehistoric peoples at various times. In historic times, which began with Spanish exploration and colonization efforts in the late 17th century, the Apache, Lipan Apache, and Comanche Indians ranged over the land and posed a threat to settlement well into the 19th century.

Visitors enjoy picnicking, camping, backpacking, sightseeing, hiking, photography, birdwatching, fishing, swimming, and nature study. People should stay on designated trails, because maples have a shallow root system, and soil compaction from walking can damage the trees. Also, many natural hazards exist due to the steep/rugged terrain. Do not hike or climb on rocks or hillsides.

Facilities provided include restrooms with showers, picnic sites, primitive camping areas, a comfort station, campsites with water and electricity, and a trailer dump station. There is a Texas State Park Store, approximately 1/2-mile of nature trails, and 11 miles of hiking trails. Accessibility for the disabled: restrooms and picnic tables; can drive approximately 1 mile into park to view foliage.

The park is an outstanding example of Edwards Plateau flora and fauna. It is a combination of steep, rugged limestone canyons, springs, plateau grasslands, wooded slopes, and clear streams. It features a large, isolated stand of uncommon Uvalde Bigtooth Maple, whose fall foliage can be spectacular. Generally, the foliage changes the last two weeks of October through the first two weeks of November. The park is extremely popular during the fall and is often crowded.

Parking is limited to 250 cars, so for maximum enjoyment and serenity, we suggest visitors schedule trips during the weekdays, if possible.

Rare species of birds, such as the Green Kingfisher, can be seen year-round. The endangered Black-capped vireo and Golden-cheeked warbler nest and feed in the park in spring and early summer. Wild animals include gray fox, white-tailed deer, armadillo, raccoon, bobcat, rock squirrel, and javelina.

Open: 7 days a week year-round except during public hunts. No gate. Busy Season: October and November and spring, March through May.

Information and prices are subject to change. Please call the park or park information (1-800-792-1112) for the latest updates.

Entrance Fees

  • From December - September:
    • $5 per day, per person 13 and older, staying for day use only.
    • $3 per day, per person 13 and older, staying overnight
  • From October - November:
    • $6 per day, per person 13 and older, staying for day use only.
    • $3 per day, per person 13 and older, staying overnight
  • Group School-Sponsored Trip entrance fee per person (not for overnight stays):
    • $1 - $5 Contact the Park to make arrangements and for pricing.
  • Special Entrance Rates for:
    • Texas State Parks Pass Holders.
    • Youth Group Annual Entrance Permit Holders.
    • Texas Parklands Passport (Bluebonnet Pass) Holders.
  • Children 12 and under (free)

Camping

  • Maximum 8 people per campsite unless otherwise noted.
  • Applicable daily entrance fees are charged in addition to the campsite or facility fee.
    • There are 40 Hike-in (minimum 1 mile) primitive campsites: $8 per 6 people, per night
    • There are 30 Campsites with water and electric hookups: $15 per night.

Additional Charges

  • Excess Vehicle Parking (number restricted at some parks.): $2
  • Activity Use Fee Per Person (day or overnight): $3

Notes

  • Applicable daily entrance fees are charged in addition to the campsite or facility fee.
  • Pets are not allowed in any Texas State Park buildings. For other general pet restrictions check the Texas State Park Regulations. For park specific pet restrictions contact the park.
  • Call the park or park information (1-800-792-1112) for more information.
FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK
GALLERIES
Bringing Art and Art Lovers together!
Enjoy fine wine from local wineries and the Fredericksburg ART scene!

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Texas Hill Country #1
on The New York Times
31 Places to Go This Summer

"Who needs Europe? The Texas Hill Country, west of Austin and north of San Antonio, might be the next best thing to crossing the Atlantic. The region is lush, colorful and, unlike much of the pancake-flat state, dotted with beautiful green hills that are evocative of Tuscany or the south of France. Moreover, the region is speckled with 22 wineries that buzz with food and music festivals year round. And towns like Fredericksburg offer a taste of the Old World, with German-style biergartens and schnitzelhauser. "

The New York Times
Sunday, June 1, 2008

#1 on Away.com's Top 10
"Hidden-Gem"

Wine Regions in the United States Hill Country, TX: Texas Hill Country, north of San Antonio and west of Austin, is one of the nation's fastest growing wine destinations. Boasting 24 wineries  along the Texas Wine Trail, this area is a must-see for its unparalleled wine diversity. Away.com's Top 10 Hidden-Gem Wine Regions In Your Backyard Sep 23, 2010

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Uncertain about which TEXAS HILL COUNTRY wines to try?
Go for the GOLD!
2013 Houston Rodeo International Wine Competition

Whose bringing the
GOLD

home to the
Texas Hill Country?

PEDERNALES CELLARS

2012 Viognier
TOP TEXAS WINE

MESSINA HOF WINERY
TOP ALL AROUND WINERY


BRENNAN VINEYARDS
4.0 Cellars
2011 New World Rhone-style
White Varietals and Blends
Texas Class Champion
GOLD


BRENNAN VINEYARDS
4.0 Cellars
2011 Viognier
Texas Class Champion
GOLD

DRIFTWOOD ESTATE WINERY
2010 Alamo Red
New World Bordeaux Blend
Class Champion
DOUBLE GOLD

FLAT CREEK ESTATES
2011 Flat Creek Rose
White Zin and Dry Rose
Class Champion
Texas Class Champion
GOLD

GRAPE CREEK VINEYARDS
2011 Cabernet Blanc
White Zin and Sweet Rose
Reserve Class Champion
GOLD

MCPHERSON CELLARS
4.0 Cellars
Tre Colore
New World Sangiovese
and Blends
Reserve Class Champion
Texas Class Champion
DOUBLE GOLD

MCPHERSON CELLARS
4.0 Cellars
2011 Viognier
GOLD

MESSINA HOF
Barrel Reserve Port
Red Port & Port-style wines
Texas Class Champion
GOLD

MESSINA HOF
2010 Private Reserve Merlot
Texas Class Champion
GOLD

PEDERNALES CELLARS
2010 Tempranillo
New World Tempranillo
and Blends
GOLD

PEDERNALES CELLARS
2012 Viognier
Top Texas Wine
Class Champion
Texas Class Champion
DOUBLE GOLD

PERISSOS VINEYARDS
2010 Petite Sirah
Estate Grown - Reserve
Class Champion
Texas Class Champion
GOLD

PERISSOS VINEYARDS
2010 Petite Sirah
Estate Grown
TX Reserve Class Champion
GOLD

WILLIAM CHRIS VINEYARDS
2010 Cabernet Franc
Class Champion
Texas Class Champion
DOUBLE GOLD

WOODROSE WINERY
2009 Tempranillo
New World Tempranillo
and Blends
GOLD

Texas Hill Country
By John Graves and
Wyman Meinzer

Two of Texas' most respected artists join their talents to create an unsurpassed portrait of the Texas Hill Country. "Together, John Graves and Wyman Meinzer once again demonstrate that they  are the foremost artists of the Texas landscape. The portrait they create in images and words is as close as you can come to the heart of the Hill Country without being there."

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Stardust Carriage Service
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides for All Occasions!

Create romantic memories with horse-drawn carriage rides through historic Fredericksburg, Texas. Carriage rides are the perfect way to celebrate special occasions!

Call Margaret Creamer for reservations!
830.992.0700

Hill Country Trail Riding
Enjoy the AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL Texas Hill Country on horseback!

Come explore 800 gorgeous acres of Texas Hill Country on horseback. Beautiful valleys, hills and views, creek crossings, wildlife and so much more! Adventure awaits you! Call Jen Bursaw to reserve your ride today!
612.961.9441

Hill Country Bicycle Works

You can rent a bike at Hill Country Bicycle Works! Their rental fleets feature road and fitness hybrid bikes. It is recommended that you reserve your rental bike in advance, especially during holidays and weekends. They also have maps and recommendations for rides in and around Fredericksburg, Texas, and the surrounding Texas Hill Country! Located at 702 East Main. Closed Sundays and Wednesdays! 830-990-2609

www.hillcountrybicycle.com

Stagecoach Shuttle Service
Taxi & Transportation Service

Winery tours, shopping tours, transportation for weddings, reunions, and trips around Fredericksburg, Texas, and the beautiful Texas Hill Country!
830-385-7722 or 830-997-1002

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Fredericksburg First Friday Food Ministry
A movable feast that welcomes everyone to the table.

Fredericksburg Food Ministry is an all-volunteer community-based food and hospitality ministry that provides residents of Fredericksburg and the surrounding communities, a "cloth napkin" dining experience on the first Friday of each month.

You have fed my tummy and my soul with food and blessings! Thank you for sharing your love with me.
- A First Friday lunch guest

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