Boerne City Lake Park
106 City Park Rd, Boerne, TX 78006, USA
Photo courtesy of Boerne Convention and Visitors Bureau
My Own Private LakeA short drive northwest of San Antonio sits Boerne, where the City Lake Park has the relaxed feel you’d expect from a small Hill Country town—but because this is Texas, "small" is not quite as it seems. Along with kayaking, paddle boarding, and a dock for sailboats and other non-motorized vessels, you'll find a butterfly garden, a blind for bird-watching (Texas is famously a significant flyway for migratory birds), hiking trails, a playground, a volleyball court, and a nine-hold disc (Frisbee) “golf” course. Or one can skip all the activities and laze the day away, swimming along the sandy shoreline, floating in oversize inner tubes or having a picnic with family and friends. At 100 acres, the lake is larger that it seems—yet still feels like a private hideaway.