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Weedon Island Preserve, St. Petersburg

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The Weedon Island Preserve is an archaeological area near St. Petersburg, Florida, United States. It is located on 1800 Weedon Drive NE. The preserve, owned by the state, is leased to Pinellas County. The county's Department of Environmental Management/Environmental Lands Division manages the area. The name for a period in southeastern Native American history, Weeden Island culture, was derived (with a misspelling) from the area. On June 13, 1972, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.Recreational activities and amenitiesThere are two canoeing/kayaking trails in the preserve, and four-and-a-half miles of nature trails for hiking. Other activities include fishing and picnicking.A 3,000-foot boardwalk leads visitors to a 45 foot observation tower, usable for bird and wildlife viewing. With favorable weather conditions, one can see much of the Preserve and Tampa Bay from this tower, as well as the cities of Tampa and St. Petersburg.
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  • A friend and I decided to go kayaking at Weeden Island. We rented a couple of kayaks and headed out in the morning. The kayak rental staff was great and very helpful (they give you a map) It was low t...  read more »
  • The weather the day we got there was not good for putting out kayaks or canoes so we hiked several miles on the local trails. That was fun but kind of wet. 
  • This is a wonderful place to walk around, but make sure you choose a cool day. The boardwalks weave in and out of the mangroves, offering views of Tampa Bay. There are Kayak trails that you can see at...  read more »
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