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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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Very nice and safe area for run

Very easy to feel relaxed in this area. It is very clean and safe at all times. Great places along the way to do interval training as well. I recommend going with the early birds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Very easy to feel relaxed in this area. It is very clean and safe at all times. Great places along the way to do interval training as well. I recommend going with the early birds and catching the sunrise!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Went to visit Austin for my birthday along with a couple of friends and ended up spontaneously testing out our canoeing abilities. They need some work to say the least, but the rent price was pretty affordable and we did have a blast on a really nice day.

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Utica, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Now Lady Bird Lake, it was adjacent to our hotel last year (convention in Austin every year) so we did some walking around the lake. Loved it. Made it a point, even though we stayed at a different hotel, to make the visit again. Beautiful views, boating. Fun, safe and full of people enjoying the day. Great place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Must see in Austin, Tx. Grate Landscape and view. Especially during sunset! Rich Homes, Nice lake and Boating. Other side Downtown view. Nice place to spend lot of time with family.

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McAllen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Stopped by for some paddle boarding and was pleasantly surprised by the fun. It was a beautiful lake full of life and people kayaking and paddle boarding and having a great Saturday. I was with girlfriends but will definitely be back with my family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Bike down to the edge and rent a canoe or SUP. water is clean and cool. Swimable even. Lots of people out and about even on a weekday. Rentals are plentiful and reasonable. Makes Austin one of my favorite cities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

You can't go to Austin without visiting Town Lake. Be sure to take a walk or run along the lake. Find the turtles.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a great place to people watch, run, walk, bike, paddle board, fish or just hang out. People in Austin are friendly and the views from the trail around the lake are fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Town lake is just a beautiful haven and in the perfect location. The trails are beautiful and we loved walking there! Great place to walk with kids and/or dogs too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Always lots of folks running and leisurely strolling around the track adjacent to the lake. The track is mostly crushed rock and not hard concrete and shaded in large segments. Very safe. Bathroom facilities and water fountains and parking are easy to find. A few places to rent kayaks and paddle boards are also easy to find. A good way... More 

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Address: Address: Interstate 35, Mopac Bridge, Austin, TX 78704
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin

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