Located 20 miles northwest of Austin, Lakeway is a quaint town on the Colorado River. Pups and their parents who enjoy spending time outdoors and a variety of water activities will love Lakeway. In addition to the river, the area features several parks and is only minutes from Lake Travis. When Fido is ready for an energetic walk, take him to the Sailfish and Rebel Parks located right on the water. They are the oldest parks in town and offer open grassy areas to walk Fido and enjoy the cool breeze.
This area of Lakeway is also known for the Lakeway Blvd Hike and Bike Trail. Pups can take their owners for a stroll starting on the north side of Lakeway Blvd, and follow the trail past the Swim Center to Lakeway Estates. The crushed granite path makes walking easy, and there are doggie waste stations along the way making the trail a convenient option when you and your pup need some exercise.
If you are out and about early in the morning in Lakeway, stop by Starbucks for a latte and a Puppuccino for your pooch. Dinner can also be a family affair when you visit Emerald Point Marina on Lake Travis, where you can enjoy a variety of sandwiches, burgers, and drinks.Your pup can hang out with you at the outdoor tables.
Three veterinarian clinics in the area are available to take care of your pup’s routine and emergency medical care, and if you are looking for healthy food for your pooch, Tomlinson’s Feed Store has just what you need.
Spending time with friends and your furry family members is even more enjoyable when you take advantage of the pup-friendly adventures around Lakeway.
In the City Center of Lakeway, pups can enjoy two neighborhood parks to romp and roll in the grass. Porpoise Park is located on Porpoise St, and offers open spaces perfect for walking Fido or playing a game of frisbee. There is a walking trail that meanders through the gardens, and after a stroll, you can relax on one of the shaded benches and enjoy a cool drink with your pooch. Heritage Center Park is another relaxing destination covering about 2-acres. The beautiful gardens here create a tranquil atmosphere to walk with Fido and enjoy the views.
Fido and his friends will have a pawtastic time at the Lakeway City Dog Park on Hurst Creek Road. The large park is a great place to let your pup romp and roam off leash and explore the trees and grass. There is a water basin, and doggie waste bags are available to make sure the park stays clean. After spending time inside the dog park, take your pooch for a stroll along the Lower Trail. This one-mile hiking path forms a loop around the park and gives pups a chance to stretch their legs. Another option at the park is the Challenge Trail. This natural hiking path is primitive and offers a steeper climb than the Lower Trail.
Dragon Park in West Lakeway is a perfect destination for Fido and his family. Your pup can walk laps around the park or play in the open grassy areas. When there are no baseball games on the athletic fields, you and your pup can play a game of ball or frisbee. The kids will enjoy two playgrounds with swings and a basketball court. After walking around the park, relax on one of the shaded benches or eat a snack at the picnic tables. There are restrooms available where you can refill your water bottles, but be sure to bring your own doggie waste bags to clean up after your pooch.
The Hamilton Greenbelt is a popular destination for families and their canine companions. Pups and their parents who enjoy hiking will lvoe this network of trails. Start off at the trailhead that passes under large oak trees and around to a circular waterfall. You and your pooch can stop for a break, or if you are feeling energetic, continue on to the more difficult portion of the trail. Pups will have a snifftastic time exploring the more primitive natural part of the path where an even more rough hike awaits. Or spend some quiet time near the fountain in the garden.
Hiking with your pup around Lakeway is one of the most popular activities for families and their friends. Canyonlands is an extensive trail network that begins at Rough Hollow Cove near Lake Travis and covers about 20-acres. The scenic canyon running through the area is a great place to walk with your pup and admire the plants and trees, especially in the fall when the leaves are changing colors. You can admire the amazing views of the valley, but make sure you and Fido are prepared for an energetic hike. The terrain is rough and you will be climbing rocks and walking on rocky trails. If you are hungry after the hike, stop by Mad Greens where you can enjoy a meal at the outdoor tables with your pooped pup.