Weedon Island Preserve

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Nestled along the shores of Tampa Bay is a popular fishing and boating area over the tangled roots of mangroves. This nature lover's recluse is called the Weedon Island Preserve. Here, from the top of an observation tower, there's a great view of Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg's gorgeous skyline. Here, herons and egrets amble through lush, wooded expanses, while black crabs dart along mangrove branches that form marvelous arcs over roving, jubilant streams. Sheltering a fishing pier, picnic tables with charcoal grills and a canoe/kayak trail, this entrancing preserve is also home to a picturesque boardwalk, ruins of an erstwhile airport and historical markers pointing out an Indian mound. Displaying a brilliant convergence of nature, culture and archaeology, the Weedon Island Preserve is a sprawling canvas of magnificence and unabashed, natural grandeur.

Location:  1800 Weedon Drive Northeast

Business hours:  We-Su 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.