Sandy Carson

Best Creepy Lakeside Serenity

Opossum Temple and Voodoo Pew

Consecrated in 1993, this shaded inlet along the north side of the Trail at Lady Bird Lake is easy to miss. Don't, because the ornate temple scaffolding – now grown over with vines – and the clay-colored Voodoo Pew provide a beautiful view of the water and the occasional possum. Artists T. Paul Hernandez, Robert Phillips, and Lars Stanley created this calm, if mildly spine-tingling, respite from the trail.

Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake
The Trail Foundation, PO Box 5195, 855/448-7245
www.thetrailfoundation.org

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