We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A walk, a boat ride, scenery, serenity”
Review of Town Lake

Town Lake
Book In Advance
More Info
$49.00*
and up
Austin in a Nutshell Bike Tour
Ranked #16 of 321 things to do in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Visitors can rent canoes or rowboats along this part of Lake Austin that flows five miles through the heart of downtown Austin.
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A walk, a boat ride, scenery, serenity”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

What a jewel. It makes Austin a great place to live or visit. You can walk the trail and never feel alone. You can feed the ducks, rent a canoe, visit the playground at Zilker Park, go swimming. We love it, and it is a great family place.

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Marie19805
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

405 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    266
    112
    22
    4
    1
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
129 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“One of the best things about Austin”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The Hike & Bike Trail is a real treasure in Austin. But there are so many things about Town Lake that really make Austin Austin. Rowing, canoeing, river boat rides, the bats... In the spring, all the flowering trees and gorgeous. A real gem.

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank KateZ1212
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thunder Bay, Canada
Level Contributor
203 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“A gem in the middle of Austin”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Lovely to watch rowers, kayakers, canoeist. There was a fishing derby on. How cool is that? Right in the middle of town. The opportunity to perhaps catch a 40 pound carp!

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
Thank ancientmoods
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Run Forest Run”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Town Lake is one of my most favorite places to run/walk/stroll. it's not only gorgious; it's clean, safe, festive full for fun-loving friendly people right in the heart of Austin. Total Win Win!!

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
Thank tennisdiane
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
london
Level Contributor
110 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“town lake”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

the lake is stunning and you can walk hike run or cycle round it, very peaceful trail and excellent to take a picnic and just chill out, areas along the way that you can stop and just look and watch, turtles are in abundance here

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
Thank fiona604
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Town Lake? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing