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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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Good Old St. Pete

The way nature meant St. Pete to be before the developers destroyed the rest of Pinellas County's natural habitat. Very peaceful. A nice stroll through the past. We need more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The way nature meant St. Pete to be before the developers destroyed the rest of Pinellas County's natural habitat. Very peaceful. A nice stroll through the past. We need more Weedon Island Preserves., as Florida is being overpopulated with Northern transplants, traffic congestion and higher crime rates.

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I had been here before but had my two young sons with me. We made it through one tunnel before they were done. I decided to give it another go today. I was totally unprepared for how long it would take! I didn't do the research so I didn't know that the kayak trail was over 3 miles... and that's... More 

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Saint Petersburg, florida
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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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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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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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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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