When you begin your jaunt, don’t be surprised if you feel a little underdressed. The historic cottage and wandering peacocks at the mouth of the trailhead make Mayfield a popular wedding destination. But keep walking past the party and there are 24 acres to explore, including a path that takes you down to a dock overlooking Lake Austin and several small lily ponds filled with turtles. Be warned, however, that this hike isn’t going to build up your quads. But if you are looking to unwind after a stressful week, it can’t be beat.
|Venue name:||Mayfield Nature Preserve|
3505 W 35th St
|Opening hours:||Daily 5am-10pm|