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Brushy Creek Lake Park

While biking along the Brushy Creek Trail, we stopped at Brushy Creek Lake Park in Cedar Park, about half a mile from Parmer and Brushy Creek. It would have been refreshing to cool off at the splash pad, but it wasn’t open for the season yet. The water feature is open May through August daily and on […]

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Austin Easy Hikes | Day Trips | Free

Pickett Trail in Georgetown

Over the summer we took an early morning hike along the Pickett Trail in Georgetown. We beat both the heat and the crowds by going so early, but we failed to beat the mosquitoes. Is that even possible during the summer in Texas? Well, be warned, you will definitely want to spray yourself down with […]

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Austin Public Parks | Free | Just Add Water

Secret Beach

Secret beach isn’t really that much of a secret anymore, nor is it really a “beach” exactly, but it’s still one of our favorite spots in Austin. Sandy banks along the Colorado River makes for a beach-like setting and if you believe in your heart that it’s a beach, then a beach it will become! […]

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Austin Easy Hikes | Educational | Free

Blunn Creek Nature Preserve

Tucked between Oltorf Street and St. Edward’s University is Blunn Creek Nature Preserve. These undeveloped 38 acres will make you feel like you have stumbled into a forgotten woods in the middle of the city. Finding the Trail Firstly, the preserve does not have a parking lot and it’s easy to miss this sign, which […]

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