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Weedon Island Preserve

1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Trails
Activities: Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

With about 5 miles of hiking trails and an excellent education center, this is probably the best free attraction in St Petersburg. The Tower Boardwalk hike takes you through Mangroves to a great pond for watching wading birds and a three story tower where you can see St Pete and Tampa's downtown. Go during low tides at dusk or dawn... More

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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A beautiful, scenic and peaceful preserve. Stroll the boardwalks, take in the sights and sounds of nature.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Take your kids and walk the trails and read the markers! This is a great place to see a bit of unspoiled Florida (warts and all) and the archaeological work going on is wonderful. Pretend you are Florida Indians for a day! Be sure to visit the museum. It's not St Augustine, but it is very close! Very!

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Lakeland, Florida
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113 reviews 113 reviews
36 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Lots to see and do. Explore by kayaking or walking. Fish from the pier. Meet other people enjoying the sights. Bring bug spray, sunblock, water, hat, and camera. Allow 2 to 3 hours.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Ok, you can still get to the park, but the visitor center, historical, nature stuff is all closed except for Thurs- Sat. I did not do due diligence before arriving there, that is why I am writing this review. I only gave it 3 stars because we went on a Tues in 95 degree heat. The boardwalks were in the... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Heard about this park from another couple at a bed and breakfast in St. Augustine. My wife and I walked the boardwalk and the trail to the bay outlook. Great walk, the mangroves were awesome but we were beat after walking 1 hour plus in the 95 degree weather. The next stop was the visitors center. This is a nice... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Wedon Island is interesting but if you are short on time I wouldn't make it a priority. It doesn't have much to see especially when compared to all the other exciting things to see and do in St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay area. It has an interesting educational aspect including a little about the native american culture that once... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

You'll require wheels to get around the preserve, you won't want to walk from the main road if you're trying to reach the Kayak rental location or the Nature Centre. The park's website only gives driving directions which I could only assume means that public transit does not service it. The place to rent kayaks, single or tandem, is from... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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106 reviews 106 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This park has just about everything, great paved walking trails through flatlands and mangroves. Has a great information center which explains a great deal about the history of the area and the prior residents of the island. Do bring insect repellent.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I rented a kayak for the first time and using a map provided, paddled through open water and mangrove tunnels. It was very easy to navigate the numbered course, great for beginners, and I saw dolphins, a manatee, and tons of fish. There were very entertaining mullets jumping all around us. Also plenty of birds in the mangroves. Absolutely fantastic... More

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