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Weedon Island Preserve

Address: 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Phone Number: 727-453-6500
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Ranked #15 of 97 Activities in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking
Attraction details
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking
Hours:
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We spent a morning here. Our first walk was to the lookout tower. From here we could see Tampa & Clearwater townships. Beautiful 360 views. While we were there we were lucky enough to see an Osprey bird eat a fish it had just caught. We never saw much in the way of wildlife but that might have been because... More 

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Quincy, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The tides were not good for going through the tunnels, but the open water paddling was very nice, I will go back for the tunnels when the tides are more favorable.

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Clearwater, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This could possibly be the best kayak paddle in the area. Thick mangroves with narrow passages make for a surreal outing. Snook fishing was great to add to the paddle.

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Belleair, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The well marked paddling trail leads through mangrove tunnels and some, mostly sheltered, open water. If you take your time, it's about a 2 hour paddle. Make sure to check the tide so you'll have plenty of water. You'll see lots of crabs on the mangrove roots and wading birds out in the flats.

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Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
24 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Our recent trip to St. Petersburg was filled with nature walks and our half day spent here was a highlight. This is a wonderful place to get in touch with some of Florida's finest natural species both animal and plant life. You can walk for hours (or run) as many people were enjoying. This would not be a great place... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

This was a tremendous walk with great wildlife. Saw one gopher tortoise on its mound and another in a field just chowin down! Saw a Herron wading, caught a fish, aligned it and swallowed it right in front of us! The perfect shape of the board walk meanders peacefully through the mangroves with small points of informative facts posted about... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I have lived in St. Petersburg for over twenty years and had never been here until my walking group chose it for one of our activities. Lots of trails and boardwalk paths and an observation tower that gives a wonderful view of St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Tampa. I've only ever been on Sunday when the historic centre is closed but... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A well preserved area of early Tampa Bay. There are indian Mounds, Observation towers, boardwalks & a Park center with historical artifacts displayed. The outlines of Pinellas county's first airport are preserved there also. Lots of trails & great views from the towers!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Beautiful paddle through the mangrove tunnels. We had a beginner paddler and two more experienced paddlers, and it was equally fun for all of us. They give you a map and let you paddle one of the most beautiful water trails I've seen. The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. Definitely check them out if you're anywhere in the area.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

It was a nice walk around the preserve. Loved the bridge walk ways. It was a beautiful day 63 degrees. A nice way to enjoy a few hours and free to top it.

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