Wimberley, Texas, is an artsy community surrounded by ranch lands and the rolling landscape of the Texas Hill Country. Cypress Creek joins the Blanco River in this community, then flows on to join the San Marcos River. The town is 38 miles from Austin and 58 miles from San Antonio. Wimberley has its origins in 1848 when a trading post settlement popped up, and in 1956 William Winters established a Gristmill. The town took on his name (Winters’ Mill) and has since changed names several times – Cude’s Mill (1864), Pleasant Wimberley (1874), Wimberleyville (1880), and finally Wimberley.
Wimberley offers plenty to do for both overnight tourists and day-trippers. Outdoor attractions include the Blue Hole Regional Park (hiking, biking, swimming), Jacob’s Well (swimming and hiking), and walking up Old Baldy – 218 stone steps to the summit of a small hill in the Eagle Rock Subdivision. From here, hikers are rewarded with a 360 degree panorama view of the surrounding Texas Hill Country. Back in town where old cypress trees line Cypress Creek, shops and restaurants are plentiful. In the fall, these cypress trees turn red and orange, creating a beautiful scene. The music scene is vibrant, as is Wimberly Market Days, a montly event for those who like to browse and shop local goods. Also, just outside downtown is the Veterans Memorial Plaza, relaxing area designed to honor those who have served our country.
I hope you enjoy these scenes from this area. If you have any questions and these photos from around Wimberley, please don’t hesitate to contact me.