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Scenic Route: Hill Country

Photographs by Larry Ditto.

Old No. 9 Highway in Kendall County offers a lovely autumnal drive.

The Block Creek Natural Area—six miles north of FM 473 on Giles Ranch Road—and the red barn (pictured) are on private land, open to the public and wildlife photographers for an access fee.
Continuing two miles north of Giles Ranch Road, travelers find Old Tunnel State Park, home to nearly 3 million Mexican free-tailed bats from May to November. Farther north on the road, the Ferdinand Hohenberger Farm-stead and August Ebers House present picturesque examples of rock construction.

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