Lone Star Travel Guide to Texas Hill Country

Richard Zelade (Author)


A more narrowly focused but still abundantly informative treatment of the Texas Hill Country, this new edition features five tours of the Hill Country that capture the essence of its flavor and charm. Take a ride on the Fredericksburg & Northern Railroad, follow the historic Mormon trails from Travis Peak Community to Medina Lake, visit Enchanted Rock, and much more. This book gives you historic tidbits, folklore, and geography; detailed listings of lodgings, restaurants, and entertainment; major attractions, including state parks, museums, and historic places; directions, days and hours of operation, addresses, and phone numbers; and maps and calendar of events. This updated sixth edition contains even more destinations than ever before

Product Details

Taylor Trade Publishing
Publish Date
May 16, 2011
5.94 X 0.76 X 9.01 inches | 1.14 pounds

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About the Author

Richard Zelade is a writer, historian, explorer and cyclist. He lives in Austin, Texas.


Richard Zelade's Texas Hill Country is, quite simply, the bible for aficionados of that wondrous region. This new edition contains rich historical insights and practical guidance. It's an indispensable reference.--Robert Draper, contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic
....The new 6th Edition is not only updated, but bigger and better. Even though I've lived in Central Texas for 40 years, I wouldn't travel the Texas Hill Country without it.--Ted Siff, an Austin publisher, conservationist, parks advocate, and former president of Texas Monthly Press from 1977-1980
The geography and history of the Texas Hill Country is endlessly fascinating.... A tireless prospector of Texas regional knowledge (as well as a clever phrase-spinner), Richard Zelade has no equal.--Jesse Sublett III, author of numerous crime novels and works of nonfiction, founder of the Skunks, and fifth generation Texan
Richard Zelade's Texas Hill Country is equal parts history book and travel guide. He takes the reader on a leisurely journey along the back roads pointing out the landmarks and the stories behind them. No other book brings the complete story of the area alive with such colorful detail. If high school history was this interesting, it would be every student's favorite subject. From the Native Texan to the weekend day tripper, everyone will discover new gems in the guide or be reintroduced to old favorites in this beautiful region of country.--Gerald E. McLeod, a leading authority on exploring Texas and author of the "Day Trips" column in The Austin Chronicle since 1991