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Town Lake

Address: Interstate 35, Mopac Bridge, Austin, TX 78704
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Ranked #15 of 400 things to do 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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Austin, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Take a walk around the lake - as short or long as you like. Rent kayaks to paddle around, walk your dog, peoplewatch... really, this is the gem of both nature and peoplewatching in the heart of downtown. Wander Tonw Lake awhile, and you'll get a feel for the heartbeat of Austin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is one of the best things about Austin, TX. There is a large granite running trail that goes around the lake, there are places you can rent kayaks, canoes, and SUPs. People ride, walk, run, and take their dogs and kids. Great place to enjoy the outdoors.

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Atlanta
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The lake has walking / biking trails on both sides. Very nice walk with picturesque views of the city.

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Vidor, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Town Lake is so pretty. It was a lot of fun seeing the swan boats, the paddleboarders, and the kayakers. When the weather is good in Texas.....it's GREAT!

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

energy of the downtown and town lake. boating, music, and wide range of restaurants. great walking, bike and running trail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

People watching is fun. We love to ride our bikes around the entire lake, about 10 miles, with pleasant scenery and places to stop for refreshment.

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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Town lake water is always dirty. It is a shame too because it could be such a beautiful place. There are lots of cleanup attempts by the local citizens, but there is just too much pollution.

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Laredo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Please beware that many of the photos above that are labeled "Town Lake" are actually of Lake Austin. You cannot waterski on Town Lake.

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Jupiter, Florida
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We are just visiting Austin and we went there on a Sunday so I may not have the best perception but it was actually very crowded, lots of bikes and dogs and just an accident waiting to happen! Yes you can exercise but you are constantly dodging obstacles. We also just want d to see the river. A few places... More 

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Italy
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32 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Town Lake provides a beautiful view of the Colorado River which runs through the central part of the city. There are paddle board, canoe, and bike rentals along the trail, but you'll see walkers, runners, and sun worshippers as well. Take a walk around Town Lake and enjoy the sites.

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