Monday, August 20, 2012

September Things To See & Do


 
Summer is drawing to a close, but don’t fret! New Braunfels and the Canyon Lake area of the Texas Hill Country have so much more to offer its visitors beside our wonderful water activities. Over the next few weeks our Biscuit Hill Blog will be showcasing things to see and do in our area for visitors now thru the winter months. If you visited us over the summer and enjoyed our 2 rivers or lake, COME BACK! You will be amazed at all the other fun, unique, and adventurous things there are to do here. Follow our blog to get all the upcoming Hill Country information.

September Visitor Suggestions:

Adventure- Go Wild!
*A must see is the Bracken Cave Bat viewing. The bats will be migrating south sometime in late September or early October so if you want to see this exciting event, you can buy your tickets online at the Natural Bridge Caverns website. http://www.brackenbatflight.com  For the 2012 season, flights are available approximately 5 evenings each week in May, June, July, August and September. Due to variations in the bats' emergence times throughout the season, guests may only purchase tickets 2 to 3 weeks in advance. If you wish to purchase a later date, please check back about 2 weeks prior to that day. If you have questions about a specific date or wish to book a group please call 210-651-6101. Since you have to pick up your tickets at Natural Bridge Caverns, you might as well plan on experiencing all the Cavern compound has to offer. http://www.naturalbridgecaverns.com

*Canyon Lake Gorge was formed in 2002 when the lake went over the safety spillway. Over more than 30 days the water raged down a previously uncharted path to the Guadalupe River. When the waters finely receded and stopped flowing the spillway, locals go a glimpse at what was left behind. A new natural wonder was left, and geologists from all over the world have come to view what the waters uncovered. Now the everyday person can experience the geological past during one of the dolson guided tours. Go to http://www.canyongorge.org  and view all the information about the gorge and tour information.

* Canyon Lake Helicopter Tours is another great way to view our Hill country Area. Go to their website for all the details. http://home.canyonlakeheli.com

Events-Have Fun!
*Canyon Lake Dinner Cruses are offered the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. The next one will be Thursday September 6th  & the following date will be Thursday September 20th . Go to their Events web page here to view all their information. http://www.canyoncruiser.com/special%20events.htm


*Comal County Fair and Rodeo will be September 22-30. 2012

October Coming Event:
Just a heads up since the Gruene Music & Wine Festival will be coming up the 1st weekend in October and I might not get to my October Blog in time to tell you about it. You can go to http://www.gruenemusicandwinefest.org for all the details about this crazy fun event. If you haven’t put this on your bucket list, put it on it now!

Little Know Attractions-Surprise!
*Visitors can step WAY BACK in time and view actual dinosaur tracks as well as many hill country artifacts at Canyon Lake’s Heritage Museum. See their website,  http://www.theheritagemuseum.com for all their information.

*La Cruz De Comal Vineyard & Winery
has been in operation since 1997, but just opened to the public this year. They have a wood burning fireplace in their tasting room, so Fall & Winter would be a great time to experience this amenity while tasting their locally grown grape product. Their wines are made without any additives. Their wines are aged and fermented the “old fashion” way. Since this winery is only a little over 1 mile from Biscuit Hill, it is a must try place to go. Our Biscuit Hill guests will get specific directions and their business card before they head out for a fab day of wine tasting. Cheers!!!

*If history is your thing, you can also go by our wonderful old town plaza made to look like a miniature Early New Braunfels town square. All the buildings were brought to the location and made into a “mini town”. The grandest home on the site was saved from the waters of Canyon Lake before the town of Cranes Mill was flooded to make the Lake. You can go to their website, http://www.nbheritagevillage.com to see directions and hours of operation. The village hosts a Folk Festival every April, so you may want to mark your calendars for that.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

La Cruz De Comal Winery & Vineyard

Haven't had anything new to report on our blog until now!!! La Cruz De Comal Winery & Vineyard is new to the public in our area, but has been making wine since 2000. It is only 2 miles from Biscuit Hill and has beautiful wines, and a comfy location to just buy a bottle of wine and hang out. Some weekends (not all) you can find various meats being cooked in their fireplace to try with their wines. For sure when it gets a little colder here in the Hill Country, you can sit by the fireplace and enjoy your tasting. All their wines are grown here in the Texas Hill Country, and they use a natural process where no additives are put in their wines. All their tastings are done with Riedel crystal wine glasses so you get the best of their flavors in your mouth. We are adding them to our Wine Trail Sip & See guide #1. When you book, make sure we know you would like a copy of this Sip & See guide.