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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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Fun in the sun

A fun place to kayak or canoe in a safe environment. The nature center is well worth the visit. There is lots of walking if you want to get some exercise plus fishing all on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A fun place to kayak or canoe in a safe environment. The nature center is well worth the visit. There is lots of walking if you want to get some exercise plus fishing all on the Tampa Bay.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

beautiful kayaking through the mangrove, under the shadow of trees. It is accessible and the path is well indicated by signs. Many birds, fish and other animals. it is an excursion that one can do in family, with young children.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

There was a lot of effort made to share the history of the Preserve including signs and stories. And, the history is very interesting. Clean, quiet and pretty. I wish there were tours?

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Baltimore, Maryland
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31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Visited here with family and had a great time kayaking through the mangroves. The kayak rental staff were helpful and polite. There are options for the kayaking route and we took the longer "path" that was about 4 miles. It was fun but could be challenging for young children so I would suggest the tandem kayaks. It was a beautiful... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Just a few minutes outside of saint petersburg very interesting place to go for a nice long hike with family and friends lots of free parking the entrance is free and the nature trails are built up wooden boardwalks at the entrance to the trails there are lots of free maps and there's a center after the parking lot with... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A most wonderful place to explore. There are boardwalks through the mangroves and trails through the uplands. The Nature Center is just filled with information and great helpful people. Don't miss the archeological points of interest.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We rented kayaks from Sweetwater, and had an amazingly enjoyable day out on the water. Weaving in and out of the mangroves helped to keep us from getting too much sun. Mullet (fish) were leaping everywhere, and shorebirds were numerous. The crabs on the trees looked like spiders, but they seemed more afraid of us than we were of them.... More 

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Coopersburg
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We visited Weedon Island Nature Preserve 2 weeks ago while on a vacation to west coast Florida. Their nature center is probably one of the nicest and well made centers I have ever been to. What a surprise! We have traveled to most of our National Parks in this beautiful country and this is right up with some of the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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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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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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