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Weedon Island Preserve

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Address: 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Phone Number: 727-453-6500
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking

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Disney World For Kayakers!

If you like to kayak, this is like heaven. There's miles of kayak trails through open water and mangrove "tunnels". You can kayak right up to two cool beach bars, IC Sharks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Saint Petersburg, florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you like to kayak, this is like heaven. There's miles of kayak trails through open water and mangrove "tunnels". You can kayak right up to two cool beach bars, IC Sharks & the Getaway, or kayak right up to funky Gandy Beach with it's food trucks and working class charm. You could actually establish a bivouac on Gandy Beach... More 

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pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We (2 friends and myself) decided to rent kayaks and spend the day kayaking Weedon. What a great experience. The kayaks were for rent right across from the visitor center. We did not make reservations, just walked up. There is a route to follow that takes you around the peninsula, through many small islands and through amazing mangrove trees. There... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

There are lots of boardwalks and easy trails. However, there are no proper maps or good signage to help you along the way. It's not very big so you can't get too turned around, but the experience could be much improved. Saw lots of cool wildlife.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I loved this day of kayaking and would go back again. Peaceful, beautiful and lots of birds to watch. Loved kayaking through the mangrove trails that are cut out for watercraft.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Well, naturally there are mosquitoes so don't go walking at dusk. And naturally there are lots of snakes but that is so cool because they really aren't interested in you. The is a little something for everyone. The nature lover. The history buff. The kayaker. The photographer. Endless trails and always something new to see. Don't miss this. Its a... More 

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Dickinson Center, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Stopped by on a Sunday afternoon and must say the place was totally unstaffed and there were no brochure maps available ! They DID have signs at the main parking lot but after 10 minutes of walking trails... would you remember ? We walked the boring boardwalk and saw all of one turtle and many, many mangrove trees which grew... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is one of our favorite places to come on a weekend. Kayaking the Mangrove trail is great, as you get to see all sorts of birds, fish, crabs even dolphins on a lucky day, but even just taking the boardwalk and going up to the tower is fun with the kids. The nature center has some good programs for... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We spent a few hours here, walking along the boardwalks, viewing the wonderful wildlife (turtles, all kinds of shore birds). We also rented a kayak which we paddled through the mangrove swamps. It was magical, and a great place to explore for people of all ages and abilities. We saw most of the wildlife while we are kayaking, including a... More 

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MONROE
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I think you must have to kayak to really enjoy this place. The board walk is OK but not much to see besides the Mangrove trees. Because of that, we did not spend a whole lot of time here.....walked the boardwalk rather quickly. Observation tower afforded a very nice view of the area. Florida botanical gardens in Largo is far... More 

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Wading River, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A two mile boardwalk trail goes all around the preserve, making it an easy walk for everyone. We took the bay boardwalk trail first, and saw some nice views of the bay and some small fish jumping out of the water. Then we did the tower walk next. We climbed up the tower and were able to see St. Petersburg... More 

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