austin hike and bike trail: Austin's Lady Bird Lake - 01/18/18 08:12 AM
Lady Bird Lake or Town Lake as it was formerly known, is a dammed portion of the Colorado river situated just south of downtown Austin.  Currently the lake and it’s surrounding hike and bike trails serve as an attraction for locals and visitors alike. However, Lady Bird Lake was not always as beautiful as it is now. 
 
The lake was created in 1960 as a cooling pond for the adjacent Holly Power Plant.  In its early days, Town Lake, as it was known at the time, was an eye-sore.  In the early seventies, the Mayor of Austin, Roy Butler, established the Town … (5 comments)