Baker St. Harbour, Waterfront Bed and Breakfast
511 South Baker Street, Granbury, Texas, 76048, United States
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Tolar Windmill Farm
Roughly about 8 miles south-west of Granbury in the little town of Tolar is the Windmill Farm. This property has collected and restored windmills which have been found or donated from various areas all around Texas. They have restored the mills to their original condition and each function as designed.
Take Hwy 377 from Granbury to Colony Road, drive for about a couple of miles to No. 6625.. You will see the farm easily. When you come out the other end you will see a sign which way you need to go - either back to Tolar to to Granbury
Chalk Mountain is a ghost town some 12 miles west of Glen Rose. The main attractions there seem to be the cemetery which holds over 350 graves but I have to say that I went from one end of the road to the other and found nothing. The signpost to the cemetery is at the beginning of the road but you see nothing further to indicate where it may be. The other 'attraction' is the Chalk Mountain Masonic Lodge. This lodge was chartered on December 8, 1904 and moved to its current spot in 1989. The top part of this lodge was moved from the 2nd story of the original building and put on a new foundation and cement block. The images of a ghost town that I had wasn't quite what I found.
South East of Granbury. Off US 67 on Road 198 in Erath County.
As you drive into historical Granbury, you'll cross a bridge spanning the lake. Granbury lake is part of the De Cordova Bend Dam project constructed in 1966-1969, which comprises 136,823 acres. The Brazos River Authority, the oldest river authority in Texas, oversees this resource.
If you're an angler, this is the perfect place to do some fishing. A brochure printed by the river authority gives tips on where to go: Crappie and panfish gather around the marinas and docks extending around the perimeter of the lake; stripers tend to inhabit deeper and more open areas of the lake and below the dam. PUBLIC ACCESS IS TO FOOT TRAFFIC ONLY."
Boating details: Since Granbury is located in the southern portion of what is referred to as Tornado Alley, all boaters are asked to observe warning signs and flashing lights. The weather can turn dramatically in a very short time. It is also noted that the river area can be extremely dangerous at time with life-threatening stream flows and undertow currents. CANOEING IS BEST IN THE SPRING AND FALL.
So, after reading all the information you'll need to remember that only certain places are meant for swimming and if you fall out of your boat--WATCH OUT!
This lovely old building is part of the Tarleton State University. It has been named the Dora Lee Langdon Cultural and Educational Centre and serves as a focal point for the arts in the Lake Granbury area. They offer monthly art exhibits, fine art for sale and also have concerts throughout the year (classical guitar series, American composer series, concerts on the lawn, jazz etc).
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