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John Chesnut Sr. Park

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Address: 2200 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34685
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Awesome place for family / friends get together or potluck

I had booked a shelter in this park for a potluck. As soon as we entered the park, everybody's reaction was "WOW". The park is awesome for family or friends get together. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Arun S
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

I had booked a shelter in this park for a potluck. As soon as we entered the park, everybody's reaction was "WOW". The park is awesome for family or friends get together. The shelter needs to be booked in advance at a cost of $25 per day. Couple of shelters are free but occupied on First come First serve basis.... More 

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Bath, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Great park on the lake. Nice walking trails all around. Park and restrooms well kept. All around very nice park and worth a visit and a walk around.

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Palm Harbor
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Great quiet place to walk and relax with nature. Many wild animals and nature to view. Lots of walking trails. Go there and take a deep breath and relax. Take the time to explore and get back to what this great earth has to offer.

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Bradenton, Florida, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I could go on and on about John Chesnut park; I could only think of one bad thing to say. I was definitely surprised with the vastness. It's huge. It's also heavily wooded. Scoring just on beauty alone I would give it a 10. Thought even went into the pavilions and restrooms, as the rustic look blends right into the... More 

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Bermuda
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364 reviews 364 reviews
191 attraction reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Had a picnic, with others, in shelter #1. Was impressed with how 'sheltered' we all felt within the confines of this rustic preserve. Lots of trails for hiking/biking, view spots up against Lake Tarpon and facilities clean and available. Close by Eastlake. Will go more often now that I've experienced it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a wonderful park with a nice playground and Boardwalk around the lake. Clean restrooms and well maintained grounds

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St. Catharines, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This park was so nice to walk around in. Beautiful boardwalk through the swampy area. We saw turtles, a deer, a couple snakes and a couple small gators. Definitely worth the time to go see it! And it is free!

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clearwater beach
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

What a great place to take a hike and see nature at the same time. We hiked the boardwalk and saw a few gators in the lake. Walked inside the park and saw a large gator in the water back by the foot bridge.

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Dunedin, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

...for walking, enjoying nature. Boardwalks along water, boat launch into Lake Tarpon, good shelters. Also enjoy just sitting and listening to bird life.

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Woodridge, New York, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I visited this park often about two years ago when I was staying at a nearby RV Park. This year I took my brother who lives close by but had never gone beyond the boat ramp. There are many birds here year round, a butterfly garden and great boardwalks and paths for as short a walk or as long a... More 

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