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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 now Lady Birdy Lake

If you can't find Town Lake on the map, the name has been changed to Lady Bird Lake. There are lots of other changes, too. Thanks to the Butler Trail Foundation and their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

If you can't find Town Lake on the map, the name has been changed to Lady Bird Lake. There are lots of other changes, too. Thanks to the Butler Trail Foundation and their fabulous Boardwalk, there is now a complete walking, biking trail around the Lake. It's about 10 miles in circumference, from Mopac Bridge to Longhorn Dam, and located... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

SO many amazing places to sit and enjoy beautiful town lake. My favorites include a hotel room with patio lake side view at the Hyatt or from the Lobby Lounge at the Four Season. You also can't beat the jogging trails. So fabulous!

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Carbondale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We headed to Austin for a family weekend. My wife was into the wild flowers and I wanted to check out the paddle boarding. I brought my inflatable and started at the Rowing Dock where my wife rented a board and I utilized their small public ramp to shove off. On day one we we paddled up river below the... More 

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League City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Walk or run on the trails before work or in the evening. It is much cooler along the lake than elsewhere in the summer. Pick-up a stand-up paddleboard, kayak, canoe or rowboat and enjoy the lake in one of the country's perfect cities. Walk along the trail towards Congress Avenue Bridge to watch 1 million bats exit the underside of... More 

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Hiking, biking, trail running are just some of the activities to enjoy. I recommend a canoe or kayak to explore the river and the wildlife. Make sure you paddle into the wind when you start.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A run or walk along Town Lake (also known as Lady Bird Lake) that runs along the edge of downtown Austin is almost a must-do for central Austin visitors. If you like boating, kayaks or paddle boats can be rented for some on-the-water exercise. If motoring is more your speed, there are a number of charters that take regular tours... More 

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Winnetka, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Great place to go for a run. It is full of other runners, offers excellent trails and is scenic. One of the best running areas in the country that is in a city and near hotels.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A few years since we have last visited our Texan friends. We are from the UK and have previously enjoyed walks around the lake. It has always been a pleasant hour to hour and a half walk allowing excellent views of lake leisure and City activity. It's still a wonderful exercise facility and one accepts that the downtown outline has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A wonderful little boat ride on this charming lake was just what I needed to relax after a trying morning at that horrid hotel on the north side. It reinvented my mind and rejuvenated my spirit for the trip.

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Bay City, Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Love this park area, there is running, walking, kayaking and people exercising and enjoying the lake and shaded trail.

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