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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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92%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking
Attraction details
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking
Hours:
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

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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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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Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Great hiking through old, untouched, true Florida nature. This place has amazing trail hiking though arching mangroves escaping into tranquil views of Tampa Bay. If trail hiking isn't your thing the boardwalk overlooks massive tunnels of mangroves where a kayak/canoe trail rest.

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Shipley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Visited Weedon Island today. The reserve is so peaceful and quiet it is hard to believe you are in the middle of a city. We saw raccoon, bald eagle, tortoise etc but just to get away from the hustle and bustle was wonderful. Access is easy and mostly wheelchair friendly. Shame the Cultural Centre only opens Thursday to Saturday as... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A piece of old Florida nature on the edge of Saint Pete. Great place to escape the busy cities around here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

great time to spend in florida. awesome kayaking. being outdoors on the water in florida is what it's all about

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

For all you nature lovers, this is an incredible place to explore. It has more than 5 miles of hiking trails, and it's free!! But the best way to explore this secluded place is from the water, since it has dozens of canals, winding through the mangroves. Rent a kayak and explore its mangrove canals. It's very peaceful and a... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Make sure to go when they have some science events or nature discovery times. Guided walks tend to be a bit long for little legs, so a stroller might be required. Make sure you wear sunscreen and a hat for protection from the sun. Bring along a water bottle too. This park is open till sunset and is Tampa Bay... More 

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