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Tubing Down the Rainbow River – KP Hole

2023-08-17T10:07:18-04:00

Rainbow River Tubing - Fun Trip at KP Hole Published on 08/17/23: The Rainbow River! We’re back! Who knows this beautiful state park or wants a COOL place to relax while it’s still summertime hot? While the Rainbow River is nearly a 2-hour drive from St. Pete, it’s a very unique registered national [...]

Tubing Down the Rainbow River – KP Hole2023-08-17T10:07:18-04:00

Sawgrass Lake Park in St Petersburg – Observation Tower, Boardwalk, and more

2023-08-03T10:16:07-04:00

Sawgrass Lake Park in St Petersburg - Observation Tower, Boardwalk... Published on 08/03/23: This was my first trip to the 400-acre Sawgrass Lake Park [said in a whispered mumble]. Right here in St Pete. Seriously, what was I thinking? It’s even on the water and has an observation tower. You know that’s ✔️✔️ [...]

Sawgrass Lake Park in St Petersburg – Observation Tower, Boardwalk, and more2023-08-03T10:16:07-04:00

Maximo Park in St Pete Disc Golf, Shaded Playground, Boat Ramps

2023-07-31T08:41:44-04:00

Maximo Park with Disc Golf, Shaded Playground, Boat Ramps Published on 07/31/23: Anyone know the largest archaeological site here in the Sunshine City? Couple clues. It’s also a park offering frisbee golf, 1.2 miles of ADA accessible nature trails, shaded & fenced playground, observation deck, many picnic shelters, 7 boat ramps, fishing, restrooms, [...]

Maximo Park in St Pete Disc Golf, Shaded Playground, Boat Ramps2023-07-31T08:41:44-04:00

Lake Seminole Park – Playground, Boat Launch, Trails, Wildlife – 250+ acres

2023-07-25T15:21:57-04:00

Lake Seminole Park - Playground, Boat Launch, Trails, Wildlife - 250+ acres Published on 07/25/23: Who knows Lake Seminole Park? First, hope everyone’s week is off to a great start. If you follow Loving St Pete ‘stories’ you saw mine kicked off by joining local charter captain @kylewallacegonefishin. Epic day of snook, seatrout, [...]

Lake Seminole Park – Playground, Boat Launch, Trails, Wildlife – 250+ acres2023-07-25T15:21:57-04:00

Boca Ciega Millennium Park in Seminole Florida, with Observation Tower, Playground and more

2023-07-17T12:14:17-04:00

Boca Ciega Millennium Park in Seminole Florida, with Observation Tower, Playground and more Published on 07/17/23: Per Colt, first place for ‘Best Observation Tower’ goes to Boca Ciega Millennium Park! Anyone familiar? The assist for the win goes to its view over Boca Ciega Bay, plus the 186 acre preserve in which the [...]

Boca Ciega Millennium Park in Seminole Florida, with Observation Tower, Playground and more2023-07-17T12:14:17-04:00

Highland Recreation Complex – Rec Center in Largo with Pool, Slides, Playground and more

2023-07-11T11:33:44-04:00

Highland Recreation Complex - Rec Center in Largo with Pool, Slides, Playground and more Published on 07/11/23: Highland Recreation Complex! Let’s continue exploring great parks, nature preserves and playgrounds within a short drive of our area. With summer heat upon us, how about one with air conditioning and water slides? I present to you [...]

Highland Recreation Complex – Rec Center in Largo with Pool, Slides, Playground and more2023-07-11T11:33:44-04:00

Largo Central Park in Florida – 70 Acres, Huge Playground and more

2023-06-29T22:28:38-04:00

Largo Central Park in Florida - 70 Acres, Huge Playground & more Published on 06/29/23: Who knows Largo Central Park and/or loves expansive green space? For those with kids, how about if it includes one of the largest playgrounds in Central Florida? And for bonus points a 1.2 mile train ride aboard a [...]

Largo Central Park in Florida – 70 Acres, Huge Playground and more2023-06-29T22:28:38-04:00

Pinellas Paddlers in St Petersburg, Florida – Kayak and SUP

2023-06-27T17:28:43-04:00

Pinellas Paddlers in St Petersburg, Florida - Kayak and Sup Published on 06/27/23: Meet the Pinellas Paddlers! If you or someone you know enjoys kayaking or paddle boarding, this is the group for you! Shout out to them for taking full advantage of our beautiful area. A few days ago, we boated to [...]

Pinellas Paddlers in St Petersburg, Florida – Kayak and SUP2023-06-27T17:28:43-04:00

Blossom Lake Park in Seminole Florida – Second Visit

2023-06-27T17:30:12-04:00

Blossom Lake Park in Seminole Florida - Near St Petersburg Published on 06/26/23: Need more weekends and less Mondays. Regardless, hope everyone had a nice one! Continuing my series on nearby parks and preserves, this one goes out to those with kids or grandkids. A shaded playground with a cool zip line. Anyone [...]

Blossom Lake Park in Seminole Florida – Second Visit2023-06-27T17:30:12-04:00

Weedon Island Preserve in St Petersburg, Florida

2023-06-20T13:52:36-04:00

Weedon Island Preserve in St Petersburg, Florida Published on 06/20/23: Who knows Weedon Island Preserve in St Petersburg? This expansive 3100+ acre preserve is near the top of our list when we have visitors in town - free and offers something for everyone. Plus, it’s right near the Gandy bridge, easily accessible to [...]

Weedon Island Preserve in St Petersburg, Florida2023-06-20T13:52:36-04:00
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