North Lakeway is known for its serenity due to a lack of major highways and untouched nature, which invites families of deer, geese, and rabbits into the area. It's not uncommon for rabbits or deer to wander into your front lawn to enjoy a tasty snack or two. This can come to be seen as a nuisance for residents who no longer take the sight of local animals as a special occurrence.
Boaters and paddle boarders frequent the area for its access to the harbor, and there are multiple marinas in the area, including one that borders the park. This means that North Lakeway is bumping in the summertime, taking away some of the allure of this area's tranquility.
There isn't much within walking distance unless you're planning to go to a park or stroll leisurely through the neighborhood. Trips to restaurants or running errands will require a vehicle, but if you own a shadow dog or one that just loves sticking a head out the window, these are great opportunities to bring them along and spend some extra quality time together.
Established in a mostly natural area on the outskirts of Austin, this neighborhood is far away from the live music and excitement of its keepin'-it-weird cousin. This gives the region the feeling of escape and is a popular weekend destination for lakehouse owners. However, because it is a mostly natural area and because most, if not all, of its residents, rely on vehicle transportation, sidewalks can be scarce.
If you want to enjoy the rugged terrain of local parks and trails, you'll have to load up the pooch and drive to a destination designed to be enjoyed on foot and paw.
This park is well-known for its water access. Bench seating under cypress trees lets you take a seat and enjoy watching a lazy parade of boats sail out into Hurst Creek Arm, a calm extension of the Colorado River. Or, walk your pet up to the water's edge and allow them to cool down in its muddy waters (pack a towel!).
There's also the Overlook of Hurst Creek, only a 10-minute drive from Lakeway City Park. The Overlook is popular with both beginner hikers and seasoned trailblazers alike. It's also a favorite of the local mountain biking community due to its challenging turns, elevation, and terrain. This would be a great option if you own a dog that needs a lot of exercise. Both the view once at the top and a happily tuckered out pup will be well-worth the exertion.