Outdoor Activities near your South Austin Apartments

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If you’re the type of person that hates to stay inside all summer long, you’ve made the right move by living in apartments on William Cannon. South Austin is filled with fun outdoor adventures, and we’re here to tell you about some of our favorite activities! Whether you’re into hiking, swimming or snapping pics of gorgeous views, the spots on this list should have just what you’re looking for.


As we all know, Central Texas gets unbearable hot in the summer. With that in mind, we exploring these outdoor spaces early in the morning to avoid the hottest part of the day. Now that we’ve gotten that warning out of the way, let’s take a look at the list of outdoor adventures! When you’re done reading through this post, please feel free to share the link to this page with your friends and neighbors living at Canvas — the apartments South Austin residents choose for comfort and convenience.


Hiking McKinney Falls State Park


If you wake up early on a Saturday or Sunday, head east to McKinney Falls State Park. This place is especially beautiful after a good rain, so try to time your trip so that you experience the falls at their fullest. This park has rugged hiking trails, paved trails for biking, and plenty of picnic tables throughout. We recommend going early in the morning so you can avoid the heat, because the rocks get super hot around midday. If you do go early, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the coyotes that call this park home!


Kayaking Town Lake


For just $10/hour, you can rent a kayak and take it out on Town Lake. We recommend reserving the kayak for two hours so you can go all the way from the Hyatt on South 1st street to the edge of the Barton Springs Pool. You can take advantage of this deal by going to the kayak/paddleboard stand behind the Hyatt hotel. The workers will give you a kayak, a paddle, and a lifejacket. All you need to do is bring your sense of adventure! We should warn you, however, not to try swimming in the river. Although it’s beautiful, you never know what kind of materials may be just below the water in a river in the middle middle of a city.


Finding the Rope Swings on the Greenbelt


There are quite a few rope swings hidden along the Greenbelt, and you can make it your summer mission to find them all! We recommend starting at the Loop 360 greenbelt entrance and working your way south, as there are at least 3 rope swing to find along the creek as you work your ways towards Barton Springs. Just remember to make sure the water is deep enough before you take the plunge. Good luck, folks!


With that, we’ve reached the end of our list of outdoor activities near your Canvas apartments! We hope that you enjoyed this week’s post, and we greatly appreciate you taking some time out of your day to read the latest blog from your community of South Austin apartments. If we’ve done our jobs, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding some outdoor activities to enjoy this summer!


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