Tack & Track
Ride the Trails on horseback like the cowboys did! You begin with a one-hour horse ride along the trails around Lake Belton. You say an hour isn't long enough for you? Schedule a group of up to 10 people to enjoy a day ride and conclude with a late afternoon meal.
You can rent horses, or if you have your own, bring 'em with you!
Reservations are required.
Cost: $15.00 for one-hour ride
& $85.00 for six-hour ride with meal
If the four-legged type of riding isn't your speed but a mountain bike is, then trail rides along Lake Belton are made for you. The trails. include routes for the novice and the advanced racer. The trails are marked according to your experience level, and there's even a short and easy trail made just for kids of all ages! The trails are maintained and operated by the Fort Hood Trailblazers Mountain Bike Club with loops ranging from four miles to fourteen miles.
Cost: BLORA day fee of $5.00 per car load plus cost of $6.00 day membership pass, or $30.00 membership for year pass.
NOTE: The BLORA fee allows use of park facilities (Some uses require a military ID.)
For more information:
Are you a military buff?
Bell County is home to the largest military installation in the free world. Fort Hood, Texas.
The Bell County Museum, located in Belton, has a wonderful display on the origins of Camp Hood, later to be known as Fort Hood. Many families were displaced from long owned farms and ranches in order for the United States to build a new training facility for it's soldiers during WWII.
Belton was home to famous and no-so-famous military men. Among the notable names to be found in the annals of Belton history are Gen. Walton H. Walker and his son, General Sam Sims Walker, as well as Capt. Henry T. Waskow - who was made famous by Ernie Pyle's news article and subsequent movie "GI Joe." These men are just a small sampling of the importance Belton played in military history.
Make a day of it and visit:
The Bell County Museum
See the display about the building of Fort Hood among the many historical displays featured at the museum.
South Belton and North Belton Cemeteries
Resting places of many Belton veterans including those of the Battle of San Jacinto, the Confederate War, WWI, WWII, and others.
Lena Armstrong Public Library
Visit the Genealogy Section of Belton's Public Library and see records from the Veterans of the Civil War annual meetings and more.
Visit these sites to learn even more!www.ArlingtonCemetery.com/whwalker.htmwww.awon.org/pyle.htmlwww.rootsweb.com/~txbell/cemcentral.htmwww.BellCountyTX.com/Museum/www.hood.army.mil/