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Town Lake

Interstate 35, Mopac Bridge, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)
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Ranked #9 of 178 attractions in Austin
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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Austin, Tx
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

If you want to really get a feel of what Austin is like, go down to Town Lake and walk the trails. So many friendly people, great views of downtown and not far from a lot of great restaurants and food trucks. Town lake has always been a favorite spot of mine when we want to get out on the... More

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Austin, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You can't really understand Austin until you go to Town Lake (also called Lady Bird Lake, the Hike & Bike Trail or just the Trail). From Austin High School on the South side or the Zachary Scott Theater parking lot on the North, you can walk, run or bike around the lake in 1, 3 and 5 mile loops. You... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

You cannot beat a walk, run, or bike ride on the Town Lake (Lady Bird Lake) trail. Love the dog and people watching, being close to the water, and wild parrot sightings. They are green if you are looking for them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Love this lake- so beautiful and peaceful. I recommend renting a water bike. You don't have to get wet but still enjoy the water. It was my first time and not too hard to do and I am in my late 40's. My son did paddle boarding and I also tried the canoe with my daughter at Barton creek which... More

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New York City, New York
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84 reviews 84 reviews
42 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

love walking here as its very scenic and close to the action. Rent a boat, or hang at the dog park there is something for everyone! Free water at stations when its hot out!

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Edmonton, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We walked down from the North Lamar area, and crossed the pedestrian bridge to access the park. We enjoyed the various paths, and really appreciated seeing the public out enjoying their environment. We saw crew teams, dogs playing in the water, swimmers, people on pedal-boats... all just out having a nice day. We ended up coming back at the end... More

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Austin, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I've gone on different portions of the trail for years. Even after living here for nearly 30 years, I always get a feeling of, "I love living in Austin" when I'm on the trail. If you want to know what Austin's all about (apart from the music I guess), walk around the lake.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Rent a kayak to really enjoy the lake and surrounding beauty. The ducks and turtles make this a real treat.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

An awesome lake with an wonderful scenary and millions of bats on the bridge. Loved it...A lots of people and is all green..

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Austin, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Austin has always kept a green area along both sides of the Colorado River that runs through downtown. It's dammed up so I guess it's a lake. It's a great place to go walking or running. It can get crowded as thousands of people like to go down. Parking can be a problem, but on the weekends, you can park... More

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