• T.j. Johnson

Senior Activities in Bastrop County

Updated: Jul 6, 2021

10 Fun & Exciting Things for Seniors to do in Bastrop County

The 2019 census report indicates that over 15% of the residents living in Bastrop County are considered Senior Citizens. As the population continues to steadily increase in Bastrop County, the number of senior residents increases, as well. That means that the demand for senior-friendly activities in Bastrop County is growing quickly.

"Seniors are calling out for more senior-friendly fun, and local businesses are readily answering the call."

Play a Round of Golf at Colo Vista Golf Club

If you are a golf enthusiast, Colo Vista Golf offers discounted rates for seniors on Monday through Thursday. ColoVista is a beautiful Texas Hill Country golf course community in Bastrop overlooking the Colorado River. Maintaining a tradition of harmony with the natural environment, ColoVista uses the rugged topography of this beautiful site to create exciting and challenging play for all ages and skill level. Located at 100 Country Club Dr, Bastrop, TX. Call (512) 629-4585

Dinner & a Movie at Film Alley Bastrop

Enjoy a night at the movies in the new comfortable reclining seats at film alley and have your dinner and drinks delivered to you in the theatre. Senior citizens receive discounted movie tickets. You can even take in a game of bowling, or try your hand at the arcade. Located at1600 Chestnut St, Bastrop, TX. Call (512) 321-0123

Visit Elgin Depot Museum

Located in the historic Union Depot, circa 1903, the museum includes an extensive archive collection and is the repository for historic photographs in the community. Museum volunteers and staff are available to assist with research including genealogy questions. The building was restored in 2002. Operated by the Elgin Historical Association, the museum is open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Located at 14 Depot Street, Elgin, Texas. Call 512-285-2000

Visit Buschner State Park in Smithville

Explore woodlands sliced by meandering trails, go fishing at the eponymous lake, or camp amid serene environs at the Buescher State Park. There is much to experience here, with the park being a popular locale that draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. Visitors can also embark on biking excursions through the wilderness to uncover all that lies within. Located at 100 Tejas, Smithville, TX. Call (512) 237-2241

Go Shopping in 3 Historic Downtown Districts

Bastrop County offers 3 unique downtown shopping experiences. Historic Downtown Bastrop, named a Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, features quaint shops and boutiques, art galleries and public art, and a wide variety of restaurants. Downtown Elgin is a destination unlike any other where diversity mingles among historic distinction. Local entrepreneurs entice visitors with unique experiences for dining, shopping, recreations and entertainment in our walk and bike-friendly community set along the beautiful Fox River. The vibe is enthusiastic, the people are passionate and the activities are abundant! Smithville’s Historic downtown, which was featured in the 1998 American drama, Hope Floats, offers a variety of unique shops, as well.

Catch a Show at the Bastrop Opera House

Bastrop Opera House is proud to present historic Bastrop and visitors with a live theatre venue rivaling many large town operations. Their commitment to our youth, community actors, and professionals is strong, and they are proud to present a vast schedule of performances. Attend a dinner theatre, musical, play, or date night for one of their award-winning shows. Located at 711 Spring St. Bastrop, TX. Call (512) 517-6422

Stroll Down the June Hill Pape Riverwalk Trail

June Hill Pape Riverwalk Trail is a Texas Parks & Wildlife project that connects Fisherman's Park with the Old Iron Bridge and Ferry Park. Enjoy a scenic walk along the Colorado River. The Riverwalk trail is a great place to take an evening stroll or a morning jog! Located along the Colorado River between Fisherman's Park & Ferry Park in Bastrop, TX.

Take a Glassblowing Class at Lost Pines Art Center

The Art Center includes a 12,000 square foot main building, four silos that were recently renovated and will be converted into working studios, and a meandering sculpture garden that serves as an outdoor gallery with a replica of part of the lower Colorado River, contemplative spaces, event space, and an amphitheater. Enjoy the beautiful works of local talented artists, participate in art after dark, or sign up for a glassblowing class! Located at 1204 Chestnut Street Bastrop, TX. Call (512) 321-8055

Have a Wine Tasting at Colorado River Winery

The Colorado River Winery offers a tasting room in the Tuscan style where you can relax, taste, sip, swirl and purchase wines produced by Colorado River Winery or shop for unique wine related items for yourself or as gifts for your friends. The winery keeps things fresh and fun with new introductions of different types of both red and white wines, made in small batches, that are only available while they last while keeping a group of wines in stock that can be purchased at any time. You might even want to join the Wine Club and get some “extras” that are only available to Wine Club members. Located at 707 Chestnut Street Bastrop, TX. Call (682) 227-0710

Play Bingo at Bastrop Community Senior Center

The Bastrop Community Senior Center is a place where individuals fifty (50) years of age and over can join other mature adults in a variety of fun, recreational, healthful and educational activities. Membership is very inexpensive, and members can actively take part in regularly scheduled or special events such as: Quilting, Line dancing, Arts & Crafts, Live music nights, Exercise classes, Luncheons, Holiday parties, health screenings, and more. Located at 1209 Linden St # 1, Bastrop, TX. Call (512) 303-0072

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