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Lady Bird Lake

370 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
A must-do, this famous lake is home to a wide variety of outdoors activities. Pro tip: rent a kayak, paddle board, canoe or boat around sunset time to watch 1.5+ Million bats go out from under the South Congress bridge! You may also make a reservation at a bat sightseeing boat which includes a guided tour.
Paloma
Paloma
Lives in Austin

Tips from locals

Marc
Marc
August 2, 2019
This area is home to a scenic hike and bike trail as well as water activities such as stand-up paddleboarding and canoeing.
Dana
Dana
October 13, 2019
You can go Kayaking or Paddleboarding on the lake and there is a running trail all the way around it that is awesome! I like the 4 mile loop.
Michael & Deborah
Michael & Deborah
February 18, 2020
Beautiful lake with dedicated walking, running and biking paths that has great views of Downtown Austin.
Wade
Wade
February 9, 2020
Great for canoeing, kayaking, and is surrounded by town-lake trail, great for scenic walks, biking etc. Less than 15 mins away!
Annette
Annette
February 12, 2020
Kayaking on lady bird lake is one of the local favorite things to do.
Meghan
Meghan
August 31, 2019
rent a kayak and enjoy views of the city
Jacqueline
Jacqueline
February 13, 2020
Visiting the town lake trail (walking, running, biking) will allow you to see why everyone loves Austin...A mix of outdoors and city life.
Sara
Sara
February 6, 2020
There are two large river boat operations on Lady Bird Lake during warmer months taking people on bat watching tours. When they bats leave, they still offer great tours of Lady Bird Lake. Capital Cruises offers evening sunset tour and afternoon sightseeing tours on the weekends. Lone Star…

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