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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 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Trails
Activities: Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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110 reviews 110 reviews
36 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW 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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Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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104 reviews 104 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
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3 attraction reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I love this preserve. It is a great escape from the city. The four mile kayak trail is highly recommended during high tide. Paddle down salt creeks with a canopy of mangroves over your head. You may see sea birds, crabs, raccoons, armadillos and yes, sometimes snakes.

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Birmingham, AL
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We really liked the walking trails and informational markers provided throughout this preserve. We were unable to go into the museum because they had a private school group, but the groups looked like they were having a great time. We were able to observe several turtles that were nesting and enjoyed the nature trails. Great for a picnic!

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