Best Slice of Suburban Serenity

Quarry Lake in Northwest Austin

OK, so it's surrounded by a partial fence and tall buildings, but somehow it remains amazingly serene and comforting. The story holds that cars, bulldozers, and various other man-mades reside at the bottom of the small lake directly off of Braker Lane and Highway 183. Every once and a while, a stream of bubbles bursts up from the bottom of the unusually deep hole and prompts these stories. Who knows what lurks beneath the black waters? That doesn't stop the occasional cliff diver from cutting through the still fluid, though. Beware of the backhoes, and try to stick to the trail. Quarry Lake could be your saving grace from the high tech world.

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