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La Grange offers such a wide array of year-round outdoor recreation opportunities that there’s practically something for everyone.

Things to Do

Cycle

Whether you are practicing for your next ride or simply want to enjoy the fresh air of Fayette County, you will find that La Grange has the distance you are looking for. With nine scenic routes ranging from 18.5 miles to 60 miles, get ready for the MS 150 ride, which spends the night in the city every April, or spend an afternoon. For those in it for the long haul, we invite you to combine multiple routes and stay awhile.

The La Grange Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to stop by for visitor information 24 hours, 7 days a week at its outdoor, touch-screen kiosk located at 171 South Main in La Grange.

Camp

A 2,400-acre Lower Colorado River Authority power plant cooling reservoir, Fayette County Lake is located east of La Grange. It features boat ramps, cabins, modern camping sites and restrooms, fishing, skiing and picnic opportunities. Open seven days week, call 979-249-3504 for more information.

Park Prairie Park
Oak Thicket Park
Plum Park on the Colorado
Fayette Lake

Fish

Fayette Lake is one of the best bass lakes in Texas! Call 979-249-3344 or the Bait Shop at 979-249-5828

Fayette County Reservoir
Park Prairie Park
Plum Park on the Colorado
Oak Thicket Park
White Rock Park
Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA)

Hike

One the prettiest scenic view in Fayette County, Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites sit atop the bluff on the northern limit of the Oakville Escarpment. We invite you to enjoy our hiking trail system which allows you a glimpse back in time to the natural settings of early Texas. New trails will be opening in 2007. Picnic sites, rest rooms, playground, trail exhibits and scenic overlooks are found on the flat, bluff-top area. Here eastern plant and animal species of the woodlands and prairies coexist with western species from the Texas Hill Country. The result is an area of unusually rich biological diversity.

Run or walk

The bustling downtown square that is reminiscent of days gone by and pleasant, peaceful residential areas beckon both runners and walkers. Because of the rolling hills in our city, you can make your excursion as challenging or as easy as you choose!

Geocache

Geocaching is an entertaining adventure game for gps users. Participating in a cache hunt is a good way to take advantage of the wonderful features and capability of a gps unit. The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. All the visitor is asked to do is if they get something they should try to leave something for the cache.

Golf

The scenic Frisch Auf! Valley Country Club is a nine-hole course nestled under the bluff near the Colorado River. For more information, please call979-968-6113.

Canoe Rentals

Ride the Colorado River by calling 979-247-4128 or 968-9465 for church groups; or for canoe/tubes call 968-5600.

Go birding

La Grange and Fayette County offer numerous places to sit quietly and watch the multitude of birds that migrate through our lovely county. Eastern Bluebirds to Western Bluebirds, Belted Kingfishers to Buffleheads, Yellow-Rumped Warblers to Red Bellied Woodpeckers and 50 more species await you in locations along the peaceful Colorado River, on the banks of Fayette Power Plant Lake, or in the many parks that fill our neighborhoods.

Go shooting

Fayette County Gun Club www.fayettecountygunclub.com  or call 979-249-4266

Interested in small planes?

Held the first Saturday of each month at the Fayette Regional Air Center, it’s a fun day for the whole family. Lunch always is available.

Other Activities

Youth football,
Tennis and bowling - 979-968-6711;
Swimming 979-968-5600.
Dominoes - play "42" every Thursday at 7 p.m., 1290 FM155; please call 979-2474.

Best Little Cowboy Gathering: www.bestlittlecowboygathering.org

Places to Go

Visit Fayette County Lake & Oak Thicket/Park Prairie Parks

Park Prairie Park
Plum Park on the Colorado
Oak Thicket Park

Colorado River

Visit a natural science laboratory: Cooper Farm Link to Cooper Farm

Take the kids to a real farm - The Jersey Barnyard o Link to Jersey Barnyard

Visit City Parks

Take a winery tour

Walk the grounds of the Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center

Monument Hill-Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites

Book a group tour of the area’s old churches or historic city sites:

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Phone: (979) 968-5756 Fax: (979) 968-8000 Toll Free: 1-800-524-7264 or 1-800-LaGrang
La Grange Area Chamber of Commerce
Email: chamber@lagrangetx.org

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