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Weedon Island is Old Florida Wild

I grew up very near Weedon Island and it has always held a quiet mystery for me. The fishing around... read more

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Gemjb
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Fairfield, Iowa
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Weedon is a great place to wander on the boardwalks and trails. You can spend hours if you wish... read more

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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Reviewed July 7, 2017

Taking a picnic and watching the sunset, this was a nice destination. Just a bit off the main road but worth the trip. While we sat and ate we saw tons of wildlife including dolphins, crabs, and a close encounter with a raccoon.

1  Thank Joy J
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Reviewed July 3, 2017

A very cool labyrinth of mangrove tunnels and waterways. The entire park is fantastic and so hidden from the rest of St. Pete. A gem.

1  Thank FreeTheGirl315
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Reviewed July 2, 2017

I always wondered what was east of 4th street North of Old Northeast and now I know. Weedon Island Preserve is a lovey place to take various short walks through different parts of the preserve. Some of the walks go through the mangrove growth so they are built up with newer walk ways making it very easy.
We first went to the tower which is 45 feet up and gives you a beautiful view of the nearby area. One of the other trails actually takes you through the trees in a way that you are covered by the trees. It is amazing. For the trails that take you on he more wooded path make sure you wear bug repellent as the mosquitoes and bees are pretty heavy.

Thank jennie405
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Reviewed June 9, 2017

Weedon Island Preserve is hidden behind the Dog Track and next to the Duke Power Plant, at the Southwest end of the Gandy. They have a surprisingly nice Nature Center/Musuem (check operating hours ... I think it is only open 10am-5PM Tue.- Sat.), which can also be rented for events (parties, weddings,etc) .
The local schools know about it cause you will find kids on field trips there during the school year.
They have a very nice set of trails and boardwalks, with very nice piers and a fantastic observation tower. There is plenty of Florida coastal nature all around.
But the best part is on the water: they have a very nice and well marked kayak trail. It's about 3 miles long and it makes for a great kayak outing. Watch the tides though: some parts are impassable during low tide.
During the weekend it can get very crowded and the noise from the boats and waverunners in the nearby canals can be distracting. But on weekdays, whether on land or on the water the trails are quiet and make for a wonderfully relaxing trek.

Thank Luis H
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Reviewed May 20, 2017

What an amazing experience kayaking through tunnels in the mangroves! I went there once in the evening and saw a heron, loads of little crabs and a dolphin! On the way out of park that night, there was an armadillo on the side of the road. The next time, I went in the afternoon and there were so many jumping fish and on the way out, saw a couple tortoises near the parking lot.
There were lots of signs throughout the mangroves which were amazing because I would have definitely gotten lost without them. Bring water, snacks, bug spray and sunscreen and you'll have a blast!

1  Thank LauraG9374
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