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Weedon Island Preserve

1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
727-453-6500
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Trails
Activities: Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Weeden Island is a great place to bicycle, kayak or hike. It is a small piece of old Florida with biking and jogging paths and excellent fishing along the banks of Tampa Bay. Many birds and local fauna to see. Great areas for picnicking and enjoying the outdoors.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The Weedon Preserve is a very quiet park on Riviera Bay. I went with my boat and park my van by the 82nd Street where a boatramp enabled me to have my boat on the river. It is very quiet and we fished many trouts there.

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Oswego, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We didn't have much time to explore here, but the short time we had was enjoyable. Briefly checked out the nature center and walked on part of the boardwalk. Looked like a nice place to kayak. Nice to see the "old Florida" away from the highways, stores, gated communities, touristy places.

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Kansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This park has one of the nicest nature centers with displays that I have seen--very well-done and informative. The trail we took was on a boardwalk that went over the mangrove swamp and went to a lookout. Very pretty and well-maintained. Saw various birds and a gopher tortise. Very nice place to spend a few hours learning about nature in... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Great trails and boardwalks for walking, running, hiking, fishing, bird watching or just enjoying nature. There are also kayak rentals and great areas for kayaking in and around the island. Nice Cultural & Natural History Center and Guided Hikes, Birding and Photography Tours available. You will be pleasantly surprised. I highly recommend a visit.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Weedon Island is worlds apart from its surroundings. Here, you feel as if you are in old Florida, even though you are standing in a densely populated county. It's free to visit, and there are several trails to enjoy, plus a four-mile one-of-a-kind kayak loop that takes you through mangrove tunnels and back bays. Keep your eye out for jumping... More

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sioux falls, South Dakota, USA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Hightly recommend kayaking through the park. If you don't have your own kayaks, you can easily rent them. The water trail is easy to follow. Even a novice can make this trip and enjoy every minute of it.

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Nottingham
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Well maintained and nice for a relaxing walk. A good variety of wildlife - birds, fish, crabs and lizards aplenty

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Mills River, North Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This is a nice little preserve and is conveniently located if you're visiting St. Petersburg. We saw a variety of birds, including several Osprey in their nests. The place is well maintained and clean. My only complaint is the limited pull offs for parking, but I understand the reason for this.

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Beautiful spot, and so close to the city. The boardwalk is nicely maintained. Awesome views of the real Florida from a tower. We'd definitely come back to try kayaking the water trail (there were a couple outfits renting kayaks on site).

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