Hike and Bike Trail and Boardwalk at Lady Bird Lake
Town Lake is in the middle of the city, with ten miles of mostly flat paths looping around the shoreline. Parts of the path are board, but most of the trail is paved or hard earth that’s good for road bikes as well as mountain bikes. You can rent one from a B-Cycle station nearby – and/or rent a kayak, canoe or paddle board on the north or south shores of the lake. You can also launch your own boat at points along the waterfront. Check out the Austin-American Statesman Bat Observation Center at dusk to watch 1.5 million bats take flight.