Dave Brown

Austin

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  1. Austin's Top 5 SCUBA Spots

    Austin

    Central Texas is blessed with plenty of SCUBA opportunities, and we sat down with a local expert to discuss the 5 best places near Austin to do it.

  2. Barkin' Springs

    Austin

    Some Austin locals consider Barkin' Springs to be the distant, more fun, much weirder cousin of the more popular (and comparatively expensive) Barton Springs.

  3. Paddling Texas

    Austin

    Paddling Texas is a new book which acts as a guide to the state's best paddling routes, and RootsRated had a chance to sit down with its author.

  4. Secret Beach

    Austin

    Austin's Secret Beach may not be as secret as it once was, but it's definitely still sacred and worth a visit.

  5. Outdoor Stereotypes

    Austin

    You've seen them all before, the Frat boys decked in Patagonia, the cargo shorts birders, and the hippie yogis. Austin's outdoor stereotypes personified.

  6. McKinney Falls

    Austin

    McKinney Falls is underrated, or at least misunderstood. It’s like the Rodney Daingerfield of Austin parks; it gets no respect. Or it's like...

  7. Austin’s Best Outdoor Bars

    Austin

    New York has the cramped basement bar. Los Angeles has the red-carpet club. But Austin has the outdoor bars- lots of them. Here are the best.

  8. Austin’s Boardwalk

    Austin

    Austin's boardwalk is a new addition to the city that is just what was needed for outdoor enthusiasts in the area.

  9. 10 Best Central Texas Swimming Holes

    Austin

    Austin is wonderful, but it's hot as hell in the summer. The 10 best Central Texas swimming holes help you beat the heat once the summer hits.

  10. Naked Austin!

    Austin

    What better way to enjoy nature than au-naturel? Sure, it may seem weird to some, but more people are opening up to the idea of naked austin!

  11. Hill of Life - Hiking

    Austin

    The Hill of Life trail in the Barton Creek Greenbelt attracts everyone from families, casual hikers, and barefoot hippies to hardcore mountain bikers and trail runners. It's a wonderful destination only minutes away from downtown with a variety of trail connections that lead to beautiful swimming holes and waterfalls.

  12. Mountain Biking Austin

    Austin

    The Texas Hill Country is not short on world-class riding. Here is an Insider's Guide to the top mountain biking Austin, TX has to offer.

  13. Rowing Austin

    Austin

    Rowing Austin's Lady Bird Lake is a surprisingly serene experience, considering it's in the heart of downtown, and is a great workout for your min

  14. Rocky Hill Ranch

    Austin

    Rocky HIll Ranch is Austin's Trail Sports Mecca, home to excellent mountain biking and trail running in a truly unique area of Central Texas

  15. Fly Fishing in Austin

    Austin

    There are many excellent spots for fly fishing in Austin, & with the launch of Patagonia's new Simple Fly Fishing, expect the sport to grow

  16. Spring Lake

    Austin

    For over 12,000 years, people have visited Spring Lake and marveled at the water's clarity. In Texas, this is water at its purest.

  17. Surfing in Texas?

    Austin

    “There’s no surf in Texas.” Yes, please continue perpetuating this line – it leaves all the waves for us. Or, just don’t tell anyone and quietly slip away to the “Third Coast,” which is only three and a half hours from Austin, have some waves for yo...

  18. Austin’s Kid-Friendly, Easy Outdoor Strolls

    Austin

    A sampling of top Austin sites that offer outdoor recreation at a relaxed pace, are kid-friendly, and are absolutely beautiful and fun for everyone.

  19. An Insider's Guide to Austin in Winter | RootsRated Stories

    Austin

    Austin's outdoor lifestyle is amongst the country's most vibrant. Read the insider's guide to exploring Austin in Winter.

  20. Hill of Life Trail

    Austin

    One of Austin's great gifts for invigoration and time in nature, check out how locals enjoy the Hill of Life trail.

  21. Enchanted Rock: The Mystical Bedrock of Texas

    Austin

    A mere 90 minutes from Austin, Enchanted Rock is one of the best outdoor playgrounds in Central Texas and a local favorite for many Austinites.

  22. Off-the-Beaten-Path: The Weekender's Guide to Outdoor Adventure around Austin

    Austin

    From paddling on Ladybird Lake to hiking, climbing, and swimming along Barton Creek, here is Chaco's guide to a weekend in Austin.

  23. SUP Summer Escape Austin

    Austin

    The best places to learn and enjoy SUP, or stand-up paddleboarding, in and around Austin, Texas.