In Texas, there’s a joke about seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, Still Summer, Christmas.
Texans learn early in life to take advantage of that ‘almost summer’ season. Trees bloom quickly and leaf to provide sidewalk cover. Temps can range from the balmy mid-70s to a bit of early summer scorch in the 90s: all in one week. When temps allow – Texans are ready for outside adventures. March, April, & May are prime months for small town exploration.
Granbury, Texas from Dallas is a short hour & half drive – depending on traffic escaping from Dallas, and an even shorter drive – generally less than an hour, from Fort Worth. And once explorers hit US Hwy 377, it’s an iconic Texas drive. Sure homes are being built along this thoroughfare, but there’s still a lot of open range land, grazing cattle, and soft Texas hills.
Oh, and on your way to Granbury, if you pass any farmer’s stalls, make certain to stop. The fruits and vegetables are worth your time and funds.
Head down Business-377 and into Granbury . . .
This path will wind right past the lake and a massive public beach. Remember, this is Texas so don’t expect the clear reflection of Minnesota waterways or even the spring-fed lakes of Arkansas. These are river-fed lakes, which means the water hold miles of accumulated Texas soil and rock. Lake Granbury is fueled directly from the meandering Brazos River. Boaters, who find the channel through the middle of Lake Granbury or take a boat ride up the Brazos, find much clearer waters.
Texas is known for sandy beaches, warm waters, and friendly folk who will always share their sunscreen and advise visitors the best place to find good BBQ, to buy a necessary Texas hat, and which convenience store has the coldest array of longneck brews.
Considering a fish or boating expedition while in Granbury?
There are guides and boat rentals in the area, but make sure to call ahead for reservations:
- Mr. Whiskers
- Hook Um Guide Services
- Flyin’ Arrows Bowfishing
- Lake Granbury Marina (boat rentals)
- Sam’s Dock (boat rentals)
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Want to shop? To eat? To stroll the square?
Granbury sports loads of shops to pick out the perfect gift, souvenir, or addition to your closet.
- Farina’s Winery & Cafe
- Paradise Bistro & Coffee
- Pearl Street Station
- The Filling Station
- Ketzler’s Schnitzel Haus & Biergarten
- Mesquite Pit
- Belenty’s Love (vegan Mexican food)
- Silver Saddle Saloon (ice cream & libations)
- Merry Jayne’s (ice cream & sweets)
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Exploring the Square for the historical & entertaining.
Granbury is a stop to delight young to old, discerning to not-too-picky, wine connoisseurs to beer lovers, passionate boaters to boardwalk strollers.
For more information and details ranging from B&B options to upcoming events, visit: Granbury official page.