My new favorite summer activity: paddle boarding on Town Lake. There is no better way to relax on a beautiful Sunday in Austin then slowly paddling around on a large surfboard. Everyone on the lake was very friendly and overall we all had a great time. We rented our boards from Austin Paddle Sports, which is located right off of Barton Springs Road next to the Hyatt Hotel. It costs $15 an hour for each person and the wait was not longer than 30 minutes. We each hopped on our boards and took off, lazily floating down the river with no particular path to follow. We ended up paddling all the way to Barton Springs Pool! We took many breaks to jump in and swim to cool ourselves off, but quickly jumped back on our boards to enjoy the ride.
We definitely recommend this to everyone who loves outdoor adventures with beautiful scenery. Paddling can be pretty tiring on your arms, but all it takes is a quick jump in the lake to forget all your worries. We hope to see you all out there soon! XO PG