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Town Lake

Address: Interstate 35, Mopac Bridge, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)
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Ranked #9 of 143 Attractions in Austin
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Canoeing
Owner description: Visitors can rent canoes or rowboats along this part of Lake Austin...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Canoeing
Owner description: Visitors can rent canoes or rowboats along this part of Lake Austin that flows five miles through the heart of downtown Austin.
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Wimberley, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Have known the seasons on this trail for 40 years... Watching the skullers sweep across the lake, people watching, it ties into Barton Springs. Can be crowded on nice weekend mornings...but still worth it. Ah-good for bat viewing as well!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

actually a damed up river. Created in the last 40 years or so apparently. Nice for the locals but not worth going out your way for.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Lots to do around the lake, take a friend, take your dog, take a walk, take a bike ride, take some, money you never know what you may run into if you decide to drift off the paths and take a break for drinks or eats or whatever.

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Austin, Texas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
24 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Town Lake is surrounded by a park and running trail in the heart of downtown Austin. You can run around the entire lake with views of the City overhead. The new boardwalk floating running trail is amazing. After running, walking or kayaking the lake, you can merely cross the street and be in the heart of Austin's downtown eating and... More 

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Austin, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Town lake is now known as Lady Bird Lake, named after former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson. It is an oasis in the city. Great jogging trails. Walk through the parks and along the lake. There are places to row, canoe and kayak (rentals available). But this is not a lake to swim in and speed boats are not allowed.

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Austin, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Forth of July and always a great escape... perfect spot always a treat! Fun to canoe or bike…amazing views.

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Austin, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

If you have time in Austin, spend an hour on Lady Bird Lake (aka Town Lake). All lengths of hikes available and guaranteed a great view of the city with birds (Cormorants, herons, Coots/grebes, swans and even Monk Parakeets!). Kayaks, paddle boards, and canoes for rental but no swimming allowed.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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198 attraction reviews
4,268 helpful votes 4,268 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

It is a large park that is located in the middle of town. There are many townspeople and tourists in the place, very busy. In the park you can make a good hike on one of several trails that are in place. You can see the vegetation and some animals that live there! Recommend to everyone!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The view was beautiful from the hotel, and we would have tried out the walking trail had it not been unusually cold ~ 38 - 42 degrees!

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This walk/running path was one of the nicest ones I have seen in a city. We did the 3.1 mile trail and did not have to cross a street or deal with traffic. Scenic views of the lake and city are on the path as well.

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