Way out Wineries– “Way Out Wineries is a group of boutique wineries in the “middle” of Texas, from the north part of the Texas Hill Country to just south of the DFW metroplex.” Brownwood is located at the half-way point between the wineries, and is the perfect overnight stop for trail visitors coming from any direction.
Texas Forts Trail– “Come visit the Texas Forts Trail Region and you’ll walk in the footsteps of a colorful cast of characters – Spanish missionaries, nomadic Native Americans, determined soldiers, gritty cattlemen and eager settlers.” Brown County is one of 29 counties represented on the Forts Trail with several historic attractions.
Great Texas Wildlife Trail– Experience Brownwood’s Loop of the Heart of Texas Great Texas Wildlife Trail by following the path of the Pecan Bayou. This body of slow moving water supports several kinds of plant and animal that attracted human settlement like the Tonkawa and Comanche. This bayou was a fabled fishing stream during the frontier era and received favorable comments from travelers and soldiers for its beauty, varied flora and fauna, rich soil abundant pecan and oak timber.
Texas Hill Country Wildflower Trail– Visit Brownwood this spring on the Texas Hill Country Wildflower Trail. Be sure to plan your trip to include one of our many spring events like the Heart of Texas Quilt Show or the Heart of Texas Wildflower Exhibit.
Birding Guide at Lake Brownwood State Park – Several miles of hiking trails in the Lake Brownwood State Park provide opportunity for spotting many types of birds. This Field Checklist is provided by the Lake Brownwood State Park, and is the result of visual records, mist-netting and bird-banding over a period of 24 months. Contact the State Park or the Brownwood Chamber for a copy, or pick one up while you are here.
Texas Oak Trail at Lake Brownwood State Park – This trail is located in an upland area above Lake Brownwood. The plants and animals of this area are a combination of species from the Edwards Plateau, Grand Prairie, Western Cross Timers, and the Rolling Plains. Contact the State Park or the Brownwood Chamber for a copy of the Trail guide, or pick one up while you are here.