It’s all about Lifestyle
New Braunfels is a delightfully walkable! When you come to Downtown New Braunfels, plan on walking just about anywhere you want to visit. Downtown offers activities from coffee and pastries on the square, to Farmer’s Market on the weekends. You can find local artists work on display, and see the wonderful variety of new fashion shops and then go into Henne Hardware to see a thriving business that’s been around since the mid 1800’s and is one of the oldest continually operating businesses in the country! History of Henne Hardware
New Braunfels Parks
Landa Park is probably the best and most widely known park in New Braunfels. It’s land area is 51 acres, and encompasses the head waters of the Comal River. Folks come to fish in the river, picnic in the park, there is a great playground for kids, a walking trail and a miniature train. Mini golf is available as well as paddle boats.
Cypress Bend Park is less well known, but offers riverside walking trail with plenty of things to see. It is situated next to the old Comal Cemetary, so full of history! Walking tours are available, and every year the Parks and Recreation Department puts on a Soul Searching Tour. The tour takes visitors to different grave sites where local actors give a glimpse of the history of what the person’s life was like, how they lived and died and how they added to the community.
Fischer Park is the newest park in New Braunfels. Encompassing 10 acres, this hill side beauty offers views of Downtown New Braunfels, There is plenty of parking except on any night there might be fireworks to be seen in the Downtown area. July Fourth, count on seeing a large crowd because the view is so spectacular! You will find 2 fishing ponds, Butterfly Garden and nature education enter, 2 miles of walking/biking trails and a playground complete with a splash pad. Outdoor entertainment is also available at Fischer Park Amphitheater.
Close to the head waters of the Comal River, take a small hike up Panther Canyon. The terrain is fairly easy to navigate if you are an experienced hiker, you can make the trip in about 20 minutes. Stay on the trails and don’t wander too far. Probably not the best place to take a stroller, but I have seen some folks do it! When you get to the top of the canyon you will be on Ohio Street and pretty close to New Braunfels High School. New Braunfels walkable lifestyle means you can live so close to schools, recreation, nature and a thriving downtown. Lifestyle is what it’s all about!
New Braunfels is the place to be Summer or Winter!