Nine Best Local Spring Break Activities in Marble Falls

Feb 22, 2022

Marble Falls Independent School District’s Spring Break runs from March 14 to 21 and we think it’s the perfect excuse for parents to play hooky for a day and join their kids for some local spring break adventures. Luckily, Marble Falls and the surrounding Highland Lakes area has countless activities for the whole family to enjoy. Check out our nine favorite options below and all just a few minutes from us here in Gregg Ranch, about an hour outside of Austin.


Hidden Falls Adventure Park

As one of the premier adventure areas in Texas, this park is home to some of the biggest trails you can find for dirt bikes, ATV, UTV and 4×4 riding. For retirees looking to bring out their wild side, this is the choice for you! There are also camping and rental options available.
Location: 7030 Ranch Rd 1431, Marble Falls, about 13 miles from Gregg Ranch
Cost: $$,


Sweet Berry Farm

Fresh strawberry and flower picking, pony rides, goat feeding and more! There’s something for everyone at Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls, Texas. You’ll want to make sure to grab some delicious strawberries and beautiful tulips that are in season during March.
Location: 1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls, about 10 miles from Gregg Ranch
Cost: $


The Falls on the Colorado Museum

Currently housed in an old university building that Marble Falls founder Adam Rankin Johnson helped build in 1891, the museum is nearly 6,000 square feet. It proudly displays artifacts from prehistoric era to modern relevant events.
Location: 2001 Broadway, Marble Falls, about 7 miles from Gregg Ranch

Cost: Donations, memberships available


Shaffer Bend Recreation Area

Venture into this secluded camping getaway with plenty of trails that are perfect for horseback riding, with scenic overlooks all the way down to sandy beaches on the north shore of Lake Travis.
Location: 706 Co Rd 343A, Marble Falls, about 16 miles from Gregg Ranch
Cost: $, Entry fee for adults is $5, Campsites are $25


Kayaking and canoeing in the Highland Lakes

Kayaking and canoeing in the Highland Lakes are great solo activities, or they can be fun for the whole family. Choose from several rental companies and river guides, depending on which waterway you want to explore.
Location: About 12 miles from Gregg Ranch
Cost: $$$ depending on boat


Fishing on the Highland Lakes

Spend a relaxing day fishing at any of the Highland Lakes. Inexperienced anglers or those wanting to land a trophy fish can hire a fishing guide to help you navigate the best fishing spots. Tip: the best fishing times are in the morning and late in the evening when the sun is low in the sky and fish are casting about for food.
Location: About 12 miles from Gregg Ranch
Cost: $



Check out some of the area’s best courses including Willie Nelson’s course, the Pedernales, Hidden Falls Golf Club, Austin Country Club and La Cantera Resort. There are 15 golf courses within 20 miles of Marble Falls, including 5 public, 2 municipal and 7 private courses.
Locations: 15 golf courses within 20 miles of Marble Falls.
Cost: Varies, $$



Plenty of camp sites are available close to Marble Falls including Pace Bend on Lake Travis or Big Chief on Lake Buchanan. There’s something for everyone, whether it’s lakes, wildlife, bluebonnets or recreational activities. Pace Bend features scenic overlooks of Lake Travis plus sandy beaches.
Locations vary
Cost: $$



Take a zipline tour with Lake Travis Zipline Adventures that offers a ride sending guests down a 20-story cliff. With five ziplines across many canyons and inlets, the tour will launch you over Lake Travis, ending on a beautiful beach.
Location: 14529 Pocohontas Train, Volente, about 45 miles from Gregg Ranch
Cost: $$$


Located in charming Marble Falls, Texas this 240-acre master-planned community is north of Austin and is anticipated to be home to approximately 700 single-family and 550 multi-family residences. A central community area with an outdoor pool, ramada, barbecue area, shaded play area and bocce ball and horseshoe pits are planned. Gregg Ranch outdoor amenities will also include 5.5 miles of jogging and biking trails throughout the community and a dog park. The community is conveniently located at the intersection of State Highways 281 and 71, and is a short drive to Lake Marble Falls, Lake LBJ and the famed Texas Lake and Hill Country. Visit to learn more.