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Old 09-23-2010, 04:55 PM
Status: "Have gun, will travel!" (set 1 day ago)
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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San Antonio, Texas, America's Best Adventure Towns -- National Geographic

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Austin’s not the only Hill Country hub worth considering. Now that San Antonio is sprucing up its eponymous river—with waterfront hiking and biking trails, canoe races, and cafés—the city is regaining some of its Alamo-era swagger.
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Outside city limits, hikers can wander through 8,624 acres (3,490 hectares) of mountain laurel and Spanish moss in Government Canyon State Natural Area. Road cyclists head northwest to the wildflower-flecked hills. And in the heat of the Lone Star State summers, a new crop of vineyards and a handful of brewpubs (Blue Star gets our vote) are just a pedal away.


Cheers! M2
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:26 PM
RGJ
 
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In 2009, City of San Antonio transferred 2,962 acres of land increasing the total acreage within the reserve from 8,624 to 11,576
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:45 PM
Status: "aaaand I'm gone again :)" (set 29 days ago)
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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I love this article!
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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SSSHHHHHHH!!!!!! Keep it a secret. We don't really want to be overrun with tourists. Keep it to ourselves. Let them go to the Alamo and we (locals) can enjoy the rest of the river and the natural beauty of the area.
Actually, I guess it's too late.
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:38 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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I love Government Canyon. The back country hike is awesome once you get past the darned rocky part of the old stage road. Lots of wildlife and there's a few protected old structures if you're into that kind of thing.
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