Beat the Heat at a Swimming Hole
When that Texas heat really starts to set in, there’s no better place to be than one of Kerrville’s swimming holes. Bring a picnic blanket and find a shady spot just steps away from the Guadalupe River at Kerrville Schreiner Park. Hop into the river to cool off, or rent a canoe, kayak, or inner tube and float along at your own pace. These rentals are available Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend, and you can make your reservation by contacting Kerrville Kayak and Canoe.
If you want to get away from it all, head west to Hunt. Along the way, you’ll find two scenic swimming holes where the water is invigorating, and the shade is abundant. Settle in under the towering cypress trees of Schumachers Crossing, located on Highway 39 one mile east of Hunt. Listen to the small waterfalls and you’ll feel like you’re far away from just about everything. The waters at Hunt Crossing are a bit deeper, making it the perfect spot to play on the rope swing and savor a relaxing swim.
No matter which swimming hole you visit, you’ll find an easygoing escape from the summer swelter.