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“Unusual treat” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Weedon Island Preserve

Weedon Island Preserve
1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33702
727-453-6500
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Unusual treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We go for walks here on the weekends, but there is nothing like the kayak trail. The birds, the fishing and the mangrove experience is quite a treat. I almost hate sharing about what feels like a private preserve.

Visited December 2012
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English first
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177 reviews 177 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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“what a find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

This pristine area was just what I was looking for. The history of the original settlers helped set the mood for the hike. A winter morning or evening would be perfect but they open late and close early....likely to preserve the wildlife.I did see a heron...and lots of racoon scat. Free, can't beat that. I wish they would mark the trails.

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“great kayak spot, ok boardwalk walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

went her one day to walk on the trails and boardwalk, slightly disappointed because on most of the boardwalk through the mangrove area you can only see right next/undeneath the boardwalk. But it also has a couple of nice viewing areas that are more open with better view.
Did a kayak tour the other day, which was very nice, rented a kayak at the south end of the park. Great to kayak along the mangrove edges, with quite shallow water and saw rays, crab and birds.

Visited December 2012
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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“Beautiful, quiet....ahhhh nature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

at it's best in Florida. The preserve is a great place to kayak the mangroves and really unwind and relax in an area close to where I work.

Visited October 2012
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Seminole, Florida
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“unspoiled mangrove aarea and American Indian artifacts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Back to nature says it all. Places to walk through mangroves with aid of a boardwalk. Nice interpretive center. Canoeing and kayaking also great here, but can be challenging with tides. When kayaking you can really feel like you're back in old time Florida.

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