I have spent the last few weeks looking for things to do in Seguin. To be honest, I was a bit skeptical when I began my quest, but Seguin has proven to be a little known treasure. The best part about finding this diamond of a small town in the middle of nowhere, you guessed it, no tourists! It seems as though this truly is the best kept secret of the Texas Hill Country.
Last week, as I was leaving Polmedia Polish Pottery, I decided to stop by Starcke Park on my way home. I saw the pictures online and I wasn’t entirely impressed by their description of the park, but I’m really grateful I stopped by for myself. When you pull into the park you are met at the entrance by the stunning golf course. Aside form being a picturesque course to play on, this golf course is nice because you don’t have to be a member or even a resident to play here, it’s around $20 for a game. You can go to their website for details.
In addition to the gorgeous golf course, there’s a phenomenal view of the old power plant. It originally powered a cotton gin and then then the entire city until Seguin outgrew the plants capacity. Now it is a destination restaurant with a gorgeous view.
Parallel to the golf course is the Guadalupe River. It is the definition of tranquility and serenity. All along the banks are picnic tables and opportunities to sit and feel at one with the beauty of this place. The park also offers a boat launch for kayakers. The Kayaking trail on this river is supposed to be one of the best in the state. If you look REALLY closely at this picture, you can see some kayakers in the water.
Starcke Park really does make a trip to Seguin worth it (of course coming to Seguin just to visit Polmedia Polish Pottery would be worth it too, lol). Bring the golf clubs and a picnic, Starcke Park is the perfect place to be!