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Burnet, Texas

Hamilton Creek Park in Burnet, Texas
Hamilton Creek Park near downtown Burnet

Hamilton Creek Park is a beautifully designed and landscaped area along the creek where you can go for a walk, have a picnic or just sit and enjoy the scenery and people. It is very attractive with the walkway, the plants, bridges, etc. You will enjoy this peaceful area! It is within walking distance of the downtown square. 

Burnet is a popular tourist town located 60 miles northwest of Austin, Texas on Highways 29 and 281. Burnet is only a short drive from  Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake and Lake LBJ.  Burnet is the County Seat of Burnet County in central Texas.

The Highland Lakes area of the central Texas Hill Country is a well know area for recreational activities such as golf, boating, fishing, camping and sightseeing. It is also listed in the top three areas of the country as a retirement area. The climate is moderate in the winter and it almost never snows in Burnet.

Buchanan Dam and Lake Buchanan
Buchanan Dam photo courtesy of L.C.R.A.

Lake Buchanan and Inks Lake are just a 15 minute drive from Burnet on Highway 29 west. There are services available on Lake Buchanan such as cabins for rent, RV parks, etc.  It is a very pretty drive on a  winding four lane highway through the Texas Hill Country to the lakes.

Burnet has a golf course, an athletic center, an airport, a hospital, 2 museums and several tourists attractions.   You will find great home cooked meals in the local restaurants and they also have a McDonald's, Sonic Drive-In, What A Burger, Dairy Queen, and a Mr. Gatti's Pizza.  In the past few years a new larger H.E.B. and Beall's has opened up in Burnet.

The City of Burnet is going through a period of restoration and many antique and gift stores now surround the Courthouse on the Square. Historical homes are also being restored as antique and gift shops and Bed & Breakfast Inns.

Lodging in the Burnet Area

Hill Country Flyer Train
Hill Country Flyer

The Hill Country Flyer is a train that makes regular weekend runs from Cedar Park to Burnet to take tourists out to shop at the antique and gift stores in Burnet, to dine in the local resaturants and and to enjoy Hamilton Creek Park.  Call 512-477-8468 for more information.  To go to the Hill Country Flyer Web Page Click here.

Highland Lakes Squadron - Commemorative Air Force
Highland Lakes Squadron - Commemorative Air Force

Check out the Highland Lakes Squadron - Commemorative Air Force at Kate Craddock Field Airport, Burnet, Texas; Call 512-756-2226 for more information.  To go to their web page Click here.

Burnet, Texas, weather forecast

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