Located smack dab in the middle of town, Town Lake is the dammed in portion of the Colorado River. Recently named after the wife of former president Lyndon B. Johnson, Lady Bird Lake offers a serene getaway within walking distance of downtown.
The lake deserves credit for keeping many Austinites healthy through its extensive hike and bike trails. Running on either side of the waterway, the trails provide a much better alternative to the treadmill. For a small fee, visitors can rent kayaks to take out on the calm waters.
Do it in the dark
9 years ago