For the outdoor enthusiast or the casual sunbather, Milton Reimer's Ranch is the best of Texas Hill Country. Located just a quick 30-40 minute drive from downtown Austin, this place feels like a world away!
There are all levels of trails- from the casual stroller (and for literal strollers) to the hard core rock climbers- so dont feel intimidated by the word hike. The pebble beach is huge and spans the riverfront so there is plenty of room for playing or finding your own secluded spot for an afternoon nap. The water is slow moving and shallow- perfect for floating and splashing around with little ones. There is also a parking lot and sidewalk path near the beach for easier access. Up the various trails are small waterfalls, lush greenery and rock formations of all sizes to explore- even caves!
If you plan to frequent Austin parks, you can purchase an annual entrance permit for $100 here, which will grant you access to any one of the amazing parks in and around town.