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Address: Interstate 35, Mopac Bridge, Austin, TX 78704
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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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The Boardwalk is OPEN!!!!

Our primary reason for traveling to Austin is to ride our bikes around Town Lake. We used to have to get on a busy street to cross i-35 on the south side of the lake. The new... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Roberta N
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Hurst, Texas
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Hurst, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our primary reason for traveling to Austin is to ride our bikes around Town Lake. We used to have to get on a busy street to cross i-35 on the south side of the lake. The new boardwalk now makes this dangerous trek a thing of the past. The eastern part of the trail, where the boardwalk is, is way... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you hike, bike, canoe, do soccer, bird watch, people watch, etc.; Town Lake (Lady Bird Lake) is a great multi-use place to be. It is extremely popular but not so much that you feel claustrophobic.

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1 Thank Eric K
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love walking down here on the trail. There is a choice of just sitting on a bench along the banks of the river or a bench on a bridge...I like to walk the loop, nice flat, well maintained, wide path...park at Austin high school along the street or there parking lot (free) and go or a stroll. Dogs welcome on... More 

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Thank Jean S
Austin, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Town Lake, recently renamed to Lady Bird lake in honor of Lady Bird Johnson, is just one of those places you should get out and walk on a beautiful sunny day in Austin. I like to walk by auditorium shores and stop to rest at the statue of Stevie Ray Vaughan. It's a great place to people watch as you... More 

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Austin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got a kayak for Christmas and have been out on Lady Bird/Town Lake three times and have loved the peacefulness and downtown vistas you get from paddling around. A totally awesome place to relax in Austin.

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have 10 minutes or 2 hours, take the time to go down to the Town Lake hike & bike trail through the city. Park under the MoPac bridge near Austin High, just off Lake Austin Blvd. (That's a great spot to meet up with friends, plus there are decent public restrooms there!) Lovely trail winding along both sides... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband, friends and I hiked the trails around town lake (now called Lady Bird Lake) for years. Foot bridges and boardwalks have been added over the years. The trails are flat and easy the walk for all ages. The entire trail is 7 to 8 miles but can be shorted by taking a bridge across the lake (river). Both... More 

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2 Thank M J
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Central Austin is just so beautiful and you will not regret taking the time to visit this location...

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

From boating, swimming, and jogging activities, the area around Town Lake is full of activity and excitement, especially when the bats emerge at dusk.

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Irvine, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Austin has fixed up the walking path along town lake. We did an approximately four mile walk along the east side, going to the dam and returning on the I-35 bridge. Part of the walking path is now elevated over Town Lake. On a Sunday afternoon, there were lots of people and dogs.

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