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Experience Austin’s Bats from the Water!

By Renee Cornue Merlin Tuttle’s Bat Conservation If you’ve had the pleasure of experiencing the Congress Avenue Bat emergence, then you might know that 30 years ago, Dr. Tuttle was exceedingly instrumental in establishing protection and public affection for the nearly 2 million Brazilian free-tailed bats that now call the bridge home. If you haven’t yet had the…

Bats Everywhere!

It’s no secret to how awesome Austin is, but there is one aspect that people tend to forget that is right over their heads in the night sky, we’re talking bats! Austin is home to the world’s largest urban bat colony that houses about 1.7 million Mexican Free Tail Bats. This colony resides right under…

A Guide from an UT Student

Austin has an almost endless supply of interesting spots to check out, but as a UT student, I have a unique view of the city I can share. One of the first places I would recommend checking out is the UT clock tower. It has a beautiful view of the downtown area, and they give…

The Cold is Here!

Our beautiful city is known for the many outdoor activities, from hiking to paddle boarding, but some days you just want to be inside yet still have a good time. Whether it’s one of the rare rainy days in Austin or you’re trying to escape the cold temps, there are just as many options for…

Amazing Austin Architecture!

The architecture of Austin’s skyline is always captivating (and changing). While our view at Austin Paddle Shack is one of the best views in town, I’ve compiled a list of more unique spots where you can capture the picturesque view of concrete and steel that makes up downtown Austin. Zilker Park: Day or night, bring…