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Town Lake

Address: Interstate 35, Mopac Bridge, Austin, TX 78704
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Ranked #6 of 161 Attractions in Austin
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Canoeing
Owner description: Visitors can rent canoes or rowboats along this part of Lake Austin...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Renting bikes to ride around the lake was cheap and easy ($8/ 24hours) and further west there are some great places to rent kayaks and canoes which I would definitely recommend as well. Be mindful that there are limited restrooms around the lake if you plan on doing a big walk or ride but other than than its really safe... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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236 reviews 236 reviews
104 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We were just happy to walk and experience the only day of warm weather this week. Saw a lot of birds, including a swan and a lot of turtles sunning themselves.

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Austin, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I love jogging at Town Lake. Go early on the weekends if you want to avoid crowds. Go at sunset for the best light and photos of the skyline from the Lamar Bridge.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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110 reviews 110 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Amazing active lifestyle environment to keep yourself in tip-top shape. Bring your positive attitude and sense of adventure because you will want to attempt everything - from SUP, Kayak, Canoe, to running, walking and picnicking with your friends. Plenty of parking, shade and activities for friends and furry four-legged friends to enjoy.

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New York City, New York
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147 reviews 147 reviews
106 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A beautiful lake located in the downtown area of Austin. The lake is surrounded by walking trails and parks truly an oasis.

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Chicago
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82 reviews 82 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

It's great! You can job, walk, bike on Town Lake. A few places to rent paddle-boards, kayaks, etc. Great trail!

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Cedar Park, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

New boardwalk a great place to enjoy Lady Bird Lake year round. Trails to run, job or walk solo or with your furry friends.

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London
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

A boardwalk has been added to the existing trail, meaning that you can do the entire circuit off roads. Fabulous addition.

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Wimberley, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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