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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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Great place for a walk

Parked at Austin Statesman and walked east to pleasant valley dam to cross town lake and retuned on north side to the congress bridge. Think it was about 6 miles.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Parked at Austin Statesman and walked east to pleasant valley dam to cross town lake and retuned on north side to the congress bridge. Think it was about 6 miles.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Town Lake is pretty massive and there's no lack of activities around. There's plenty of little trails and walks around the lake and also boating and paddle boarding available if that's what you want to do. I took a boat trip out onto the lake and thoroughly enjoyed it, there are some lovely views out there.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect trail for a 3, 4, 5, or 7 mile walk, run or bikeride. Have been going here for years and always enjoy the trail. It's never too crowded.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Nice short hike with a beautiful view, pet and kid friendly. Short drive from Downtown Austin and easy parking.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Beautiful walking paths with different lengths are set out and they are all equally nice. You get a nice view of the city, can see turtles and birds, just experience it yourself when you're there.

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Well maintained and nature friendly. Great spots along both sides. Also the hike and bike trails and kayak options make it Austin's best

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Coming from Canada - the novelty of being able to SUP at the end of October is pretty high. Rented the paddle boards from SUP ATX and went on our way. I took great pleasure in seeing the city from a different perspective and getting in some exercise!

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Allen, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Dog park, Concerts, Boats, Water Bikes, Jogging and Cycling trail. Great view of the Austin skyline especially at night.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

A wonderful piece of the Colorado river running right down the center of Austin. Super hike and bike trail around most of it. Many things to experience while walking it: at dusk, the Bats at Congress Ave., Zilker Park, statue of SRV, etc

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The trip over the bridge is quick, but you can extend and expand your view by climbing the hill,(Courtyard Dr.)turning west on the north side of the bridge.

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