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Stay busy … make the most of your visit to Canyon Lake, New Braunfels, and Gruene, Texas. Consider these activities.

santa village

by CRRC Staff Santa’s back at North Pole Village at the CRRC’s Recreation Center, 125 Mabel Jones Dr., Canyon Lake. CRRC Executive Director Darin Zumwalt dons a big top hat …   More...
Choir sings at Christmas in the Caverns.

“Christmas at the Caverns” returns to Natural Bridge Caverns Dec. 1 through Dec. 25 at 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Road between New Braunfels and San Antonio. This park-wide …   More...
Drinking beer in New Braunfels.

Around 1850, New Braunfels resident Julius Rennert began brewing yeast-fermented malt flavored with hops. He is widely credited with producing the first beer in Texas. Rennert’s …   More...

There are seven major parks on the shores of Canyon Lake as well as a JBSA Recreation Park for active duty military personnel and DOD cardholders. Most are managed by the Army Corps of Engineers …   More...
Crane's Mill Boat Ramp

“Are the boat ramps open?” is the number-one question visitors (and more than a few locals) ask each week. Canyon Lake boasts several marinas, yacht clubs and a ski club. Amenities …   More...
Peggy Haley

Becoming a Texas Master Naturalist (TMN) takes time, determination — and time! Can you commit to Mother Nature? Lindheimer Chapter (Comal County) of Texas Master Naturalists is …   More...
Country Swing Dancing

Learn simple, fun East Coast Swing steps in this one-hour class scheduled from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. before every “Two Ton Tuesday” show at Gruene Hall. Classes run every Tuesday …   More...
Landa Park Train

While away the summer hours at the pride of New Braunfels, Landa Park, a 196-acre natural park near the center of the city. Picnic under the shade of giant, ancient oak trees. Walk or jog on …   More...
panther canyon trail

Water not for you? Mother Nature has trails, too. Fresh air, sunshine (sort of) and nature are abundant in New Braunfels, where 10 parks features walking paths or trails.  Click here to …   More...
Aquatic Complex

Landa Park Aquatic Complex, 360 Aquatic Circle in New Braunfels, is now open weekends only thru June 6, when summer season begins. On Mother’s Day, this Sunday, moms who bring their …   More...
Tye Preston Library

There are many things to do at Tye Preston Memorial Library — and many of them have little to do with books. Did you know kids can play Minecraft? Quilters quilt? And reading groups proliferate? …   More...
Gruene Texas

A National Register Property since 1975 and one of Texas most beloved destination attractions, Gruene Historic District welcomes well over one million visitors each year. Visitors come …   More...
buckhorn barbershop museum

A Collector’s Paradise A “1900” equipped barber shop contains literally hundreds of hand-carved miniature circus figures and pictures made of lapidary stones. Tours are available …   More...
McKenna Children Museum

Discover a world of art and creativity, science and technology, culture, health and history. Welcome to the McKenna Children’s Museum a collection of educational exhibits designed …   More...
Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture

The 1858 Breustedt-Dillen house (a registered national, state and city historic landmark) is an early Texas farmhouse of fachwerk construction. The Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture …   More...
New Braunfels Conservation Society

Visitors to New Braunfels can catch up on this and the rest of the city’s almost 60 years of history at Conservation Plaza. First, some history: New Braunfels was founded March 21, …   More...

The New Braunfels Railroad Museum is located—as one might expect—adjacent to the railroad tracks on West San Antonio Street. Within the museum is a variety of artifacts and historical …   More...
Sophienburg Museum map

What is the Sophienburg? In 1845 Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels and a group of emigrants set out from Germany to start a colony in the Republic of Texas. The Prince chose a site on the Comal …   More...
Texas heritage museum

One hundred million years ago, Texas and most of what is the central part of North America was a shallow sea with an abundance of sea and animal life. Located in the beautiful Canyon Lake area, …   More...
Escape Haus

Escape the Room at Escape Haus, New Braunfels’ new live-action venue After floating down the river or strolling around Gruene, spend an air-conditioned hour at Escape Haus, New …   More...
Ferdinand Lindheimer house

In 1845 Lindheimer settled on 2½ acres on the Comal River at the invitation of Carl Prince Solms-Braunfels. The half-timbered house is one of the oldest remaining structures in New Braunfels. …   More...
Gruene Dance Hall

Featuring the best in live Texas music every day! All ages welcome. Opens daily at 11 a.m. Visit My Canyon Lake’s music events calendar for listing of performers. Gruene Hall, built …   More...
Opa Wheelhaus electric cart

The Only Alternative To Getting Around New Braunfels! Opa’s Wheelhaus is New Braunfels’ first and only street legal electric cart rental company. Enjoy the sunshine and fresh air …   More...
Spass Walking Tours New Braunfels

Book a walking tour to see New Braunfels, Texas! “Spass” in German means “fun.” Share a stroll in historic New Braunfels with friends and family hosted by Spass Walking Tours. Across …   More...
Jerry's Rental

Jerry’s Rentals is on the Guadalupe River, just outside New Braunfels’ city limits. It’s the premier whitewater rafting and tubing outfitter along the historic Guadalupe …   More...
Landa Park Golf Course

Embrace the Challenge The Landa Park Golf Course at Comal Springs is a well-manicured and challenging 18-hole public golf course situated on 122 acres of beautiful Teas Hill Country land …   More...
natural-bridge-caverns

Don’t visit Canyon Lake without seeing one of the world’s premier caverns, Natural Bridge Caverns. See what millions of others have seen—an incredible underground world of …   More...
Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

Here’s where adventure beckons. It’s the inquisitive gaze of the 20-foot-tall reticulated giraffes that greet visitors at Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch—and the “oohhhhs …   More...
Rio Guadalupe Resort

A short drive from New Braunfels on River Road, nestled along the Guadalupe River near the base of Canyon Lake, lies the Rio Guadalupe Resort. Rio Guadalupe offers a superb selection of 25 …   More...
Rockin R tubing

If it’s fun on the river you seek, find it at one of six Rockin’ R locations along the Guadalupe and Comal Rivers. The full-service purveyor provides river equipment rentals …   More...
Schlitterbahn Resort

Come to scenic New Braunfels and stay where you play at this whimsical theme resort, located within the sprawling Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels. The wide variety of accommodations …   More...
Tobacco Haus Cigar Bar humidor

Welcome to the only full-service bar and cigar shop between Houston and Dallas. Tobacco Haus Cigar Bar features a 650-square-foot walk-in humidor, three big-screen TVs, a huge sitting …   More...

This wine-tasting room is located in Gruene Historic District. The bar features New World wines and one of the largest selections of Texas wines available. Wine sold by the glass or bottle. …   More...

Our focus is on full-flavored, well-balanced, and approachable craft beer with the use of natural ingredients. Ale’s Brewed in New Braunfels, Texas-driven by our love of the craft. …   More...
Canyon Lake Gorge

It took Mother Nature millions of years to lay down Glen Rose limestone during the Cretaceous Era. A good part of her handiwork washed away in July 2002, when up to 67,000 cubic feet of water-per-second …   More...