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“Large selection of things to do”
Review of Town Lake

Town Lake
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Owner description: Visitors can rent canoes or rowboats along this part of Lake Austin that flows five miles through the heart of downtown Austin.
Mesa, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Large selection of things to do”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

When I'm in Austin, I love to go down to Town Lake and walk. Hit the trails with you bike or legs and walk as long as you would like. There are many bridges to cross over so you can do a loop if you would like. There is a small kids train that come from Zilker Park that will pass through on the south side of the lake. There are also canoes and kayaks for rent. There are a few places that have park benches if you care to sit and relax. Fishing too.

Visited February 2013
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Austin, Texas
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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
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Austin, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 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
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Thunder Bay, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
212 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 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
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Houston, Texas
Level 3 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
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