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Town Lake Attractions Near Austin

If you have spent any time in Austin, Texas before, you have probably seen part of the city bordering the Colorado River, especially if you were around downtown. Austin is host to a variety of outdoor activities, including kayaking and canoeing, thanks to the close proximity of this spacious river. One of the most popular outdoor destinations in Austin is where the dams of the Colorado River close off a lovely area formerly called Town Lake. Now called Lady Bird Lake, this area includes over 10 miles of exciting trails for you and your family to enjoy. Read about the attractions near Austin below:

Hike Around

There are not many cities where you can find miles of incredible hiking terrain right in downtown, but Austin is one of those rare cities. At Lady Bird Lake, you can find flat trails that are perfect for walking, running, and biking. One of the most popular trails takes you around the lake for great views and a fairly wide trail that makes even the busiest of days easy to navigate. For more hills with your hike, check out Barton Creek for an exhilarating excursion.

Take a Dip

You can also find many beach areas where you can dive right in and enjoy the cool water, especially during the warm summer months. If swimming is not for you, grab a canoe or kayak rental for hours of fun right on the water. Deep Eddy Pool is a historic, man-made pool that was built during the Depression and is still operating for visitors.

Other Exciting Activities

You can find all this and more to do during a trek over to the Lady Bird Lake. Other exciting attractions and fun things to do near Austin TX including the Botanical Gardens, Austin Area Garden Center, and Zilker Hillside Theater that are all found in the park. Or stop by one of the delicious restaurants in the area to keep you fueled for another exciting day at Lady Bird Lake.

Fun Things To Do Near Austin TX

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