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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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Town Lake is gorgeous to look at when you drive by and great for hiking around. The hike and bike trail is enjoyed by many and provides a great opportunity to get exercise and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Austin, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Town Lake is gorgeous to look at when you drive by and great for hiking around. The hike and bike trail is enjoyed by many and provides a great opportunity to get exercise and enjoy the view.

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Portland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We were lucky enough to take a boat down this river and what a nice time. You feel like you are outside the city due to the wide river and dense greenery on the banks. Paddle boarders and kayaks and rowers going up and down the river. If you can go at night, the city neon and lights make a... More 

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Upper sandusky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We took a boat out on Town Lake and the water is clean and on a Thursday the lake was quite. We had a depth finder on our boat and that is important as there are rocks under the water especially in some of the inlets. But was a very beautiful experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Partook of some town lake kayaking and paddleboarding in the 100 degree heat and it was perfect! Not too crowded, but people around. Kids were jumping off mopac bridge which was stupid in my opinion, but fun to watch none the less.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Friends, family and I have walked or run on the Hike and Bike Trail since 1979. It is a wonderful place created by Lady Bird Johnson and currently the completion of the circuit that extends to Longhorn Dam is wonderful. To do the complete circuit will give you 10 miles of exercise!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

You will find a 7.5 mile loop running from I-35 to I-1 (Mopac) surrounding the lake with options to cross bridges along the way. Many runners, walkers and some cyclists use the dirt paths for exercise and strolling. It's a beloved location in Austin and you should enjoy it! Swimming is not recommended, it's kind of dirty.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Town Lake is now called Lady Bird Lake. It has an extensive Hike and Bike trail, which follows the lake. The heat in the summer makes this uncomfortable unless one gets and early or very late start. The Hyatt hotel is a great place to stop for snacks, drinks, lunch or dinner.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Really nice get a way for families. Easy access and great views for watching the bats at sunset! This is a MUST SEE if you are in Austin. Can't even describe it.... EPIC.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I have run here many times, and invariably it is hot as is typical with Texas. The trail is wide, part sun and part shade, flat, and can be dusty as it is sandstone/gravel/crushed rock. Definitely take water with you. There are a couple of questionably sanitary water fountains and some restrooms the latter of which may be locked. The... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

An awesome spot in downtown Austin where you can kayak, paddleboard, hike, run, and bike. I love going here with my kids

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