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Town Lake

Interstate 35, Mopac Bridge, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)
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Ranked #13 of 183 Attractions in Austin
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Canoeing
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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Sugar Land, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A visit to Austin is not complete until you walk to the Congress Street bridge (or walk under the bridge) just before dusk and watch million of bats come alive. No harm to you just fun. Also, there are boat rides to give you an upclose view of Austin and the bats.

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Vitória, Espirito Santo, Brazil
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

i went there just one time and find amazing the place to swim. If you are like me who don't like crowded places, you can find there isolated places and don't have to share the place with dogs.

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Olympia, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Our family enjoyed Town Lake very much, especially the south end. We rented Segways and SUPs. The water quality is a bit sketchy, so we didn't swim in it and I wouldn't eat the fish.

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Katy, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Came to austin with my family for some outdoor fun. Great spot to rent paddle boards, kayaks and canoes for great hrly prices. My son is 4 years old and he enjoyed canoeing with us. Very family friendly!

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Round Rock
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Absolutely wonderful experience with kids of all ages! So great we've come back three times with our three boys at different times over the last 4 years, and we've always enjoyed. We've also rented the canoes each time, and thoroughly enjoyed!

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dallas
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160 reviews 160 reviews
41 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Town lake is a great spot to take a paddle boat, bike, or kayak and spend some time just floating along. During the summer months in the evening there are the bats as well with several companies offering a sighting cruise. Since there are no gas motors allowed it is a very peaceful serene setting. A great way to spend... More

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Austin, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I love to run and walk around Town Lake on the hike and bike trail, and recently discovered stand-up paddle boarding there too. This is one of my favorite places in Austin, especially in the early morning or at sunset. I usually park and access the Lake from the Mopac foot bridge or from the Rowing Dock. If you have... More

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Plano, Texas
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181 reviews 181 reviews
69 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a very nice outdoor space. It is generally pretty safe and allow one to get out an enjoy the season

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Winnipeg, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I really fell in love with Town Lake and I wish I had spent more time with it. I kayaked down it and walked beside it for some time and both were enjoyable. The trail beside it is great and active, yet there isn't too many people for it.

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Indiana
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119 reviews 119 reviews
25 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I have hiked from Mopac to the dam and back on north and south sides of the lake and have seen all it has to offer. There is adequate parking on both sides of the lake and plenty of things to do such as: canoeing, hiking, running, paddle boats, dining, picnicking, attending all kinds of events that are scheduled there.... More

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