Do you want to retreat to the great outdoors in Texas and spend a relaxing weekend with your family? If so, we suggest heading out to the vacation rentals located at the beautiful Lake Livingston. With convenient access to the fishing lounge, hiking trails, and several other fun activities, you’re bound to have a great time exploring the areas in and around the second largest lake in the Texas state for sure!
Here are seven fun family things to do at Lake Livingston to have a fantastic time outdoors:
1- Just Keep Swimming
One of the best activities to indulge in under Texas’s scorching summer sun is to take a dip in the cool waters of Lake Livingston. You can rent tubes, life jackets, and other essentials from the local marinas or bring your supplies to relax in the water.
2- Catch a Fish
It’s impossible not to carve out some quality time to fish with your family when visiting Lake Livingston. The gorgeous lake is known for its crappie, white bass, catfish, and perch. Moreover, with two fish cleaning stations nearby, you can easily catch your dinner for the evening while enjoying the lake shoreline’s calm.
3- Set Your Sights for the Butterflies
Lake Livingston is situated on the Monarch Butterfly Migrating trail. Hence, if you’re there in the fall, you can watch for the mesmerizing cloud of butterflies migrating to Mexico. While in the spring, you can look out for the same colorful swarm of butterflies as they make their way back to the United States.
4- Camping or Picnicking
Livingston also offers a pack of campsites you can explore with your family. However, we recommend choosing a site with waterfront properties to have easy access to the lake. Also, it is best to check out for all the necessary arrangements, including bathroom amenities and boat ramps, before you visit.
5- Shop Till You Drop
The variety of antique shops and boutiques at Lake Livingston are a dream-come-true for the shoppers. Moreover, if you prefer to visit the market on trade days, Livingston holds them every third Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of each month. The diverse art and craft shops, antique vendors, and dining areas that you can find scattered throughout the market will leave you in awe. Considering the land dedicated to the trade days is spread over 200 acres.
6- Treat Yourself with Blueberries
You can also visit the Baxter Blueberry Farm or Moorehead’s Blueberry Farm. There you can pick the sweetest of delights in late May and early June. You’re allowed to sample and pack as many blueberries as you want for a fun day of baking.
7- Hop on a Horse
Lastly, one of the best things to do at Lake Livingston is with a leisurely horseback ride. There are guided tours available for inexperienced riders. You can let your little ones pet the ponies in the stables to make their trip even more memorable.
Check out these seven exciting activities when you’re visiting Lake Livingston, and have an amazing vacation with your family!