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The downtown lake is usually dotted with rowers, kayakers and stand-up paddle boarders. Not up for that much of a workout? When Austin’s famous colony of Mexican free-tailed bats is in town (from about March through October), take a boat ride on the lake to watch the bats emerge nightly from under the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge.

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Lady Bird Lake

The downtown lake is usually dotted with rowers, kayakers and stand-up paddle boarders. Not up for that much of a workout? When Austin’s famous colony of Mexican free-tailed bats is in town (from about March through October), take a boat ride on the lake to watch the bats emerge nightly from under the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge.