The northern part of Central Texas has some fascinating history, along with great outdoor recreation. While staying at a Waco bed and breakfast, you must ask your hosts about the Waco Mammoth Site. According to its website, “the Waco Mammoth Site is the largest known concentration of prehistoric mammoth elephants dying from the same event.” Archeologists and Paleontologists have been flocking to the site since the first bone was discovered in 1978. Plans are in place for the creation of a visitor center that would allow the public access to this fascinating site. A walk in the area may uncover new mammoth bones…. so bring your hiking boots!
Anyone who enjoys boating or fishing will be pleased with Aquilla Lake, in Central Texas. Located just 35 miles north of Waco, Aquilla Lake is well-stocked with Largemouth Bass, Catfish, White Bass, and Crappie. Two boat ramps provide easy access to the lake, and tackle is readily available at several nearby shops. There is no fee, and the lake is open all year. In addition, there is a public fishing pier that juts out into the lake and provides a peaceful place to sit and contemplate while waiting for the fish to bite.
While visiting the area, stay in a Central Texas bed and breakfast. There are several lovely options in Waco and Madisonville, near Aquilla Lake.