WEEDON ISLAND PRESERVE
1800 Weedon Drive Northeast, St Petersburg, FL 33702 Directions
Birding, Self-Guided Canoeing/Kayaking Loop, Wildlife Areas, Mangrove Forests Fishing, Nature and Parks, Walking, Forest, Dog-Friendly, Outdoor Activities, Wild Flowers & Nature Trips
Weedon Island Preserve is a national protected area comprising upland and coastal ecosystems along Old Tampa Bay 's western shoreline. The park is over 3,000 acres and features 4 + miles of hiking trails, which are a combination of boardwalk, paved and natural trails. It has a 4-mile loop that takes paddlers through tunnels of mangroves, salt ponds, and into the bay. Weedon Island Preserve offers an array of recreational opportunities for visitors. Hiking is a common pastime for the tourists to the preserve. Visit the Education Center and try out a backpack filled with a variety of field guides and events. Picnic areas scattered along the trail provide visitors an opportunity to relax and appreciate their surroundings under the shade of towering oaks. Tourists can choose from two miles of handicap-accessible boardwalks and pavement. It provides opportunities for viewing over saltwater ponds, often overflowing with mullet and wading birds.
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SAWGRASS LAKE PARK
7400 25th Street North, St Petersburg, FL 33702 Directions
Wild Flowers, Walking, Observation Tower, Picnicking, Birdwatching, Restroom, Mountain, Historic Interest, Outdoor Activities, Education Center, Running, Forest Lake, Picnic Shelter, In-Line Skating, Road Biking & Grill
Sawgrass Lake Park is a 390-acre park that provides the school and community organizations with a unique learning opportunity. It has miles of elevated boardwalk winds across a plantation of maples, and an observation tower offers a panoramic view of Sawgrass Lake. The mile-long boardwalk and half-mile dirt trail in the park provide opportunities to see birds, butterflies, plants, and animals in their natural environments within Florida's most densely populated area. The fall and spring, thousands of birds migrate through the park, drawing birders and eco-tourists from all over the world. The nature conservation area with a mile-long boardwalk & a 1/2-mile dirt track.
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BOYD HILL NATURE PRESERVE
1101 Country Club Way South, St Petersburg, FL 33705 Directions
Environmental Education Programs, Running, Road Biking, Group Rentals, Wildflower Walk, Bird Watching, School Field Trips, Guided Tours, Picnic Areas, Playground, Nature Trips & Gift Shop
Boyd Hill Nature Preserve has developed into a mosaic of natural environments and the wild tropical natural landscape along Lake Maggiore shores. On the side paths, you can immerse yourself in every habitat and enjoy the funny giant armadillos along with Wax. The conserve is used for field trips to colleges and supports programs for environmental education. The park is open 9-5, with longer hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer. Bikers use the trail on the marked bike path. The preserve provides plenty of events for everyone. The lake acts as an essential source of food for local wildlife and migratory birds and provides a stunning view. It offers activities that improve the beauty of the preserve, usefulness as a hub for environmental education.
Price: $5 for adults and $3.50 for children ages 3 through 16