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What to Do at Lady Bird Lake this Summer

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Set in the heart of downtown Austin, Lady Bird Lake is your destination for summer fun. And Water Marq puts you right where you want to be. Our luxury apartments are nestled on East Riverside Drive, boasting gorgeous views of the lake and easy access to your favorite recreation activities. At Water Marq, we’ve gone out of our way to provide you with the gear you need to enjoy the summer on Lady Bird Lake.

Kayak

If you’ve always wondered about kayaking Austin, you’re in luck. Water Marq is ideally located along the clear waters of Lady Bird Lake. Meandering through downtown Austin, Lady Bird Lake offers calm waters for canoes and kayaks, thanks to the City of Austin’s ban on motorized boats. If you have your own kayak, you can push off from our community dock and take advantage of our convenient kayak storage. If you’re new to kayaking, be sure to inquire about our on-site kayak rentals.

Stand Up Paddle Board

Are you looking for an afternoon of cardio? Then test your balance on a stand up paddle board on beautiful Lady Bird Lake. In addition to kayak rentals, Water Marq also rents stand up paddle boards to our residents. So paddle boarding Lady Bird Lake has never been easier. Engage your core to experience a full-body workout or take it slow by floating on the water with friends. Whether you’re an old pro or new to SUP, Austin is the perfect place to test your skills.

Hike & Bike

For those who prefer to stay off the water to take in the views, check out the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail. Featuring ten miles of multi-use trails, you can loop the entirety of Lady Bird Lake with ease. The trail is mostly flat so it’s perfect for hikers, bikers, and dog-walkers alike. For a fun afternoon, bring a picnic with you and stop at one of the parks along the trail for a casual outdoor meal.

River Cruise

A river cruise is another great way to experience lakeside living. An evening cruise on Lady Bird Lake allows you to see the city from a whole new angle. It’s also a relaxing way to introduce out of town guests to the laidback ATX lifestyle. Take advantage of one of the lunch or dinner cruises or book seats on one of the sightseeing tours.

Whether you prefer to kayak, stand up paddle board, hike, bike, or relax on a river cruise, Water Marq makes it easy to enjoy Lady Bird Lake. For questions about kayak and paddle board rentals, talk to our friendly management team today.

Water Marq

​512-428-8505

300 E Riverside Dr Austin, TX 78704

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