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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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Outstanding way to experience Austin

To witness the energy and vitality of Austin, go spend an hour walking, running or biking along Town Lake. Between the beautiful scenery and droves of healthy people on the water... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To witness the energy and vitality of Austin, go spend an hour walking, running or biking along Town Lake. Between the beautiful scenery and droves of healthy people on the water or on the trail, you will experience why Austin is unique and loved by all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there with my husband and friends and we road 16 miles with our bicycle alongside the river. Although the weather was very hot, it is a nice ride because it has a lot of downhills and most of the track is under the tree shadows. During the ride we made a detour to a street called Rainey Street,... More 

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Austin, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going around Town Lake is such a joy and adventure. One sees a diversity of ages as people bike, walk, and run on the paths. It feels great to look around and see others enjoy going around the trails alone, in pairs, or small groups. It is beautiful and a great opportunity to do some exercise.

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been out kayaking and fishing several times this month. I launch from the Austin High School area, which is always crowded but easy to use. There are always people around to help and talk to. Lots of fisherman at sunrise, pleasure kayakers later in the day. Good place to have fun,the only drawback is that swimming isn't allowed... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is no longer Town Lake. It is Lady Bird Lake named for the First Lady of the United States Lady Bird Johnson. It is another of the beautiful areas that Austin surrounds. You can stroll along the river banks in peace or canoe at your pleasure. The people of Austin have made this a permanent place of natural beauty... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Town Lake is actually part of the Colorado River which has been partially dammed up to form a recreational lake just south of downtown Austin. You can rent paddle boats and go out on the lake for some sun and exercise.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's fun to kayak or paddleboard the lake (it is actually a river) but try not to fall in, the water is pretty dirty.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Town lake is a wonderful Austin area for kayaking, canoeing, SUP boarding and watching turtles. Red Bud Isle is a fun place for dogs. Renting any of the above or even a skull.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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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