Area Attractions

There are a tremendous variety of activities and attractions nearby Love Creek Orchards. If your planning a family outing or coming to visit Love Creek Orchards, you may want to incorporate one or more of these local Texas attractions when planning your trip.

Three Sisters

Medina is at the east end of the famous Three Sisters, 335, 336, 337.  These roads are some of the best in the nation for motorcycles and sports cars.  Suggested rides can be found at Texas Hill Country Three Sisters.

Lone Star Motorcycle Museum

Lone Star Motorcycle MuseumThe Lone Star Motorcycle Museum is located on 187, 4 miles north of Vanderpool. The Museum has a wonderful collection of machines from around the world dating from the 1910’s to modern.

The ACE CAFE, located in the Museum, offers an eclectic selection of gourmet hamburgers, famous Aussie meat pies, salads, cold drinks, and deserts.

Frio Bat Flight

For a once in a lifetime experience you will want to come to the Frio Bat Flight Tour and witness this awesome site as 10 to 12 million Mexican Free-tailed Bats ascend into the evening sky before sunset at Frio Cave near Concan, Texas.

Mountain Creek Ranches Hunting Club

The Hill Country is famous for its whitetail deer, turkey, axis, and exotics.  Mountain Creek Ranches can help you with your next hunt.

Bandera – The Cowboy Capital of the World

Just 13 miles from Medina is Bandera, Texas, the Cowboy Capital of the World. The Bandera web site has plenty of activities as indicated by their calendar of events.

Cowboys on Main is a great attraction. During the warm weather months, downtown Bandera is transformed with a Saturday event called Cowboys on Main. It is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street. The event features horseback riding cowboys, storytellers, trick ropers, musicians, and a lot more. The event is sponsored by the Frontier Times Museum’s Living History Project. The museum dates back to 1927 and is a good place to learn more about Bandera’s early days through cowboy paraphernalia, Native American arrowheads, and prehistoric artifacts.

 

Hill Country State Natural Area

Located approximately 11 miles outside of Bandera, the 5,369-acre Hill Country State Natural Area is Texas’ largest state park open to equestrians. The natural area draws a decidedly different type of outdoor enthusiast since it is undeveloped, lacking paved roads, potable water, restrooms, or other amenities. Those who do venture to the park find 36 miles of mixed-use trails ideal for horseback riding, hiking, backpacking, primitive camping, and offroad bicycling. Several trail sections are closed to offroad cyclists, but the available trails consist of challenging rocky sections as well as less technical runs.

 

Lost Maples State Natural Area

Lost Maples State Natural AreaLost Maples State Natural Area, Vanderpool, TX, is 21 Miles from Medina, TX. It’s a beautiful site to behold. Look for the tree tour in October.

The scenery is unlike that which you would find anywhere else in the Hill Country. Instead of the usual rolling hills covered with Live Oaks, these are huge hills with awesome sheer cliffs and are covered with Maples.

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.

Places to Stay

In Utopia, there is Utopia on the River and Sabinal River Lodge.

In Vanderpool, there is Fire Fox Cabins.

Around Bandera, there is Twin Elm Ranch,

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