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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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Tampa, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

For all you nature lovers, this is an incredible place to explore. It has more than 5 miles of hiking trails, and it's free!! But the best way to explore this secluded place is from the water, since it has dozens of canals, winding through the mangroves. Rent a kayak and explore its mangrove canals. It's very peaceful and a... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Make sure to go when they have some science events or nature discovery times. Guided walks tend to be a bit long for little legs, so a stroller might be required. Make sure you wear sunscreen and a hat for protection from the sun. Bring along a water bottle too. This park is open till sunset and is Tampa Bay... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Off the beaten path, this place on the northside of St. Pete is great for hiking, checking out the wildlife and kayaking. trails

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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
58 helpful votes 58 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
41 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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Maryland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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