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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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What a pity they have built the flats(apartments)

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Austin, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Town Lake (or Lady Bird Lake) makes downtown Austin. The running/biking/walking trail is well maintained, and always busy!! I wonder if anyone works in Austin sometimes! I love how Arboretum Shores is off-leash and the pups love to play in the lake! There are restroom and water facilities throughout. No matter what time of day, if you feel like getting... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
37 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

If the weather is nice, make sure you go to town lake and walk along the lakefront. There is a nice jogging and bike path. Also there are many scenic views of the lake and the local fauna. Very relaxing way to spend a day

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New Braunfels, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Take your family, grab a date, pack a picnic... just go relax and enjoy being outdoors within a wonderful city. Plan a long walk around the lake, get some exercise. Bring your pup. have a bike ride. GO OUTDOORS and enjoy this most special area of Austin.

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Houston, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We walked around the shores of the lake and saw many people out on rental boats. Both kayaks and standing type floating boats. Lots of people having fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Loop paths of 2.9 to 10.1 miles, All along the lake with great people watching. We often park at Austin HS. Walk into town, have dinner or a drink and walk back. Exercise and food.

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Calgary, Canada
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32 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Amazing bike trails along the watefront. Or just go for a walk. There were rowing races when we visited and we enjoyed taking those in.

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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Kayaking is an essential, you get an hour and it's fun. The 10 mile trail is fun and clear, with many active people swarming the sections of it. Great place for a picnic

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