A Day at the Barton Creek Greenbelt

With the weather warming up, it's the perfect time to check out local hot spot, Barton Creek Greenbelt. It's only a ten minute drive from Sur512, and you can spend just an hour or the whole day enjoying the great outdoors. The Greenbelt is a great place to relax or squeeze in some exercise.

There are almost eight miles of trails that are perfect for jogging, hiking, and biking. There are also several nice spots for rock climbing. If you want to ride the trails, but don't have a bike of your own, Barton Springs Bike Rental located near the Zilker Park access point can get you set up. They have several different types of bikes, including tandem bikes. They also have attachable kid seats or trailers you can tow kids in behind the bike. Equipment can be rented by the hour, day, or week. The best part is that they are open every day from 9 am until 8 pm. Once you decide you love biking the Greenbelt, they will be happy to sell you a bike to call your own.

Another favorite activity is swimming at the amazing Barton Springs Pool. This natural pool provides 3 acres of swimming in water that is 70 degrees year round. There is a small fee to swim from 8 am until 8 pm when there are lifeguards on duty. Swim at your own risk for free from 5-8 am and 8-10 pm. If you love to swim, you may want to invest in a punch card or a season swim pass.

When enjoying the Barton Creek Greenbelt, make sure you wear sunscreen and bug repellant, and don't forget to pack plenty of drinking water. Water shoes and a bathing suit are a great idea because there are lots of swimming holes and creeks you can explore. Keep your eyes out for snakes and although dogs are allowed, please help keep Austin beautiful by cleaning up after them.

If you're looking for an apartment home in Austin, Texas, please contact us. Our close proximity to the Barton Creek Greenbelt is just one of the many ways you will love living at Sur512 Apartments.

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