What To Do Around Lake Buchanan
Rainbow Hearth is a place where people to come de-stress and reconnect with each other, nature, and their own spirits. For many, the thing "to do" while at Rainbow Hearth is a whole lot of nothing! In other words, relax! It can take a day or two to settle into a comfortable reality that doesn't include alarm clocks, TV, newspapers, appointments and schedules.
We can forget what real relaxation feels like! Savor your visit by sleeping in, taking naps, reading (you can always borrow a book from our excellent library), getting a therapeutic bodywork session, enjoying the scenery while sipping a cup of tea or just taking pleasure in the peaceful, beautiful surroundings.
But sometimes a hike, kayak excursion or other nature adventure can be invigorating additions to your stay. Following are some activities and excursions that guests have enjoyed and recommended.
- Vanishing Texas River Cruise
- Canyon of the Eagles Park
- Spider Mountain Biking Park
- Reveille Peak Ranch
- Daniel Adams Fine Art Gallery
- Inks Lake State Park
- Longhorn Caverns State Park
- Cypress Valley Canopy Tours
- Colorado Bend State Park
- Texas Wine Trail
Distance from the Sanctuary: 5 minutes
Book a Scenic Wilderness Cruise, and view the awesome beauty of the Colorado River Canyon (also known as the Canyon of the Eagles). When the water is too low to allow access to the Canyon, the Cruise boat will take you to scenic and interesting spots, including an abandoned town, around the 36 square-mile Lake Buchanan. Kayaks and Paddle Boards available to rent.
Distance from the Sanctuary: 10 minutes
14 miles of hiking trails, 5 miles of shoreline, restaurant & sports bar. Dark sky star observatory and interpretative programs. Primitive and improved campsites and full hook-up RV sites.
Distance from the Sanctuary: 15 minutes
350' modified ski lift takes riders and their mountain bikes to the top of Spider Mountain, where they can take a variety and skill-range of trails back down.
Distance from the Sanctuary: 20 minutes
1300 acre nature reserve with miles of mountain biking, hiking and running trails. Hosts competitive events like the Spartan Relay.
Distance from the Sanctuary: 35 minutes
Extensive system accessed by 1.5-hr guided tours. Beautiful rock and crystal formations, and fascinating cultural history. Hiking trails, gift shop and snack bar.
Distance from the Sanctuary: 60-70 minutes
A little farther afield, but a beautiful zipline experience, guided by extremely safety-conscious and environmentally-educated staff. Founded in 2005.
Distance from the Sanctuary: 80-90 minutes
Great for a full-day adventure. Many hiking trails, waterfalls, guided cave trips, fishing, swimming, kayaking. Located in the rough and isolated headwaters of the Colorado River.
In the mood for some wine? Follow the Texas Wine Trail.