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Town Lake

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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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A simply great place for a walk or a run

A trip around town lake is relaxing and beautiful, and it is a place for a a fast or leisurely run or slow. It's a beautiful experience that is a truly a unique "austin... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Austin, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful lake, peaceful clean crystal waters waterside relativism. Serene crystal realism .Picturesque houses spot along side of the Lake.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A trip around town lake is relaxing and beautiful, and it is a place for a a fast or leisurely run or slow. It's a beautiful experience that is a truly a unique "austin refreshment."

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Thank chuckbizbuilder
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to walk. It is so enjoyable! It is so good for people and dog watching. There are people boating and fishing on the lake. It's a great place to take photos. There is shade in some places along the way.

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Alvin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a blast spending the weekend on the Lake in Austin lots of pretty girls and sunshine I bet half the 18-24 year old in the state were there

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San Antonio, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cap Texas Memorial day triathlon got flooded out and rained out again this year. They had to let water out of the dam at too high a rate to allow the swim portion of the tri. Thwarted again. On pretty days, people kayak and paddle board and have a great time.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Austin and yet so close to the CBD. Interested wildlife, too.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Town Lake, now renamed Lady Bird Lake, is a gorgeous walk any time of the year. With a new boardwalk near IH-35, you are able to walk farther east and enjoy a more pastoral trail. Proximity to downtown, hotels and restaurants make it a delightful destination...and it's free!

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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Austin is a nice city, but thus feature makes it feel more friendly. You can run on the trail beside it, you can rent canoes and such to enjoy it directly. Highly recommended.

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Alamo Heights, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

I absolutely love Town Lake. Everyone is active, running, biking, walking. Dogs are everywhere. Austin is very pet friendly.

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Austin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Bring your kayak, canoe, or paddle board to Lady Bird Lake (formerly known as Town Lake) and enjoy Austin's nature as well as its city scape. It's an excellent place from which to watch the bats fly from Congress Ave bridge and the annual July 4th fireworks.

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