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Address: Interstate 35, Mopac Bridge, Austin, TX 78704
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Activities: Canoeing
Description: Visitors can rent canoes or rowboats along this part of Lake Austin that...
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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Intown trail at it's best!

A favorite Austin spot to jog for all ages. You have a variety of choices for your run or walk and there is always someone else on the trail. It's clear and well maintained by the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A favorite Austin spot to jog for all ages. You have a variety of choices for your run or walk and there is always someone else on the trail. It's clear and well maintained by the City of Austin and the staff when you meet them are always helpful.

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port arthur,tx, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

beautiful scenry - especially from Mount Bernel. Lots to do in this city, friendly people, lots to see along with the fine dining. From partying on 6th street to watching the bats , to touring up in the hills , this city is awesome. Making you want to come back over and over. The shopping in the Arboretum area is... More 

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Burnsville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We were staying at the nearby Marriott hotel and wanted to stroll the area for a bit of fresh air. As we walked the streets under the blazing hot, 100 degree sun, we came upon a walkway at the Congress St bridge that led down to a tree-lined walkway along the water. The area feels safe, with plenty of other... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

A huge bat colony lives in the Congress bridge. Take a little stroll in the Summer around 8:45 or so to see the bats as they emerge for a night out! Really educational and lush and green.

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Arlington TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Its not called Town Lake anymore. Its now called Lady Bird Lake. No motorized water craft or swimming. Kayaks, rowing, etc are all allowed. Flows under Congress street bridge where we kayaked and watched bats from below. The long 1 mile paddle back to our base was initially scary after dark but the peace and serenity and crisp fresh air... More 

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Ronneby, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

If you're in Austin you will pass here many times. As the name suggests, the lake goes through the town. You will see many people kayaking the lake or just walk one of the trails by the lake. It's very beautiful to walk by the lake and it's very safe, even in the night. My favorite place is to see... More 

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houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Town Lake ( now called Lady Bird Johnson Lake) is a great way to see central Austin. You can go under the bat bridge , around hotels, enjoy a park. And more. This is a must for visitors

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I like it to much the views from this top. The only thing I didn't like it was I felt some times afraid of the people we saw in the top. There wasn't a lot of people. They must build something in there and put some security. But, if you go with 2 or more people, you can go. Thechildren... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is an awesome place to visit. It cools the toes when temps soar. I didn't have children with me but when I do bring grandkids this will be a place to visit.

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Beautiful city park to walk, kayak, paddle board, or have a picnic. We did not get to spend as much time here as I would have liked.

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Address: Interstate 35, Mopac Bridge, Austin, TX 78704
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin

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