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backwards tubingThis week’s tip for a swimming hole to fend off the summer heat is Camp Huaco Springs on the Guadalupe River just outside of New Braunfels. You should be able to find a good spot if you come out early because they have a mile of river frontage including Huaco Rapid and Slumber Falls. Huaco Rapid is a favorite place to hang out so you can watch all of the first time tubers crash because they don’t know to stay away from the boulder on the right side of the stream. Have fun.

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farmers market 2Now is the time to head out to one of the many Farmers Markets in the region to stock up on local products for the kitchen. One of the better markets is in Boerne where you can find organic or natural products such as vegetables and fruits, herbs, grass-fed meats, baked goods, jams and jellies, honey and eggs. They probably also will have some live music.

fishing two kids tpwdAs if you needed another reason to go to Garner State Park, try this one on for size.  On Saturday morning they will have free fishing lessons for the kids.  The program is free with the price of admission into the park, but you do need to sign up for the lessons beforehand.  Later on when it gets warm you can go for a swim in the gorgeous Frio River.  Photo from TPWD files.  Have fun.

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