Weedon Island Preserve in Saint Petersburg

By Published On: February 14th, 2021

Weedon Island Preserve in St Pete

Published on 02/14/21: If you enjoy nature and haven’t visited the Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center in St Pete, certainly add it to your list! While the on-site Cultural/Natural History Center itself is temporarily closed (as of date of this writing), the 3,190 acres of aquatic and upland ecosystems remain open to explore via marked trails. This was yesterday’s adventure!

Weedon Island is home to numerous native plants, animals, a lookout tower (Colt sprinted upon spotting), platforms over the bay, miles of tree tunnels to kayak/canoe through, and much more. Yesterday, Colt and I opted to simply walk the trails, taking in the sights by foot. I’ve added a few extra pictures to this post to give you an idea of what to expect.

It was great seeing so many people outdoors exploring for their dose of Vitamin D, family/friend time, as well as some exercise. We’re excited about returning in the future to tour via kayak!

Kayak Rentals

Speaking of which, if you don’t have your own equipment, no worries! Simply rent a kayak, canoe, or SUP on-site through Sweetwater Kayaks. Instruction and guided tours can also be arranged. Contact Sweetwater Kayaks directly for any questions.

Happy Valentine’s Day, All! As I rolled out of bed, was nice being greeted with a delicious breakfast prepared by chef Colt and Amy. (He delivered Amy a dozen roses from us guys, plus a couple of her favorite things)

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Address: 1800 Weedon Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL

Phone: 727-453-6500

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Written by : St Petersburg Realtor, Mike Braswell

Mike Braswell is a Tampa Bay Realtor, serving St Petersburg, Clearwater, all nearby beaches and more. Mike started LovingStPete in October of 2020 after a difficult year took its toll on local businesses. After being cooped up for portions of 2020 (lockdown) Mike and his son decided to get out and explore, helping spread the good word about the local area he loves so much. Often even doing gift card giveaways to support local. LovingStPete is now followed by over 48 thousand people on social media! The majority of posts are informative on fun parks, activities, day trips, great restaurants, and in general provide a comprehensive tour of the area!

Soon after receiving his bachelors in Management Information Systems, Mike developed and then operated a vacation rental advertising business for 10+ years as CEO/Owner. The business was eventually acquired by VRBO. Mike has earned the trust of many large clients over the years. Such as NFL, Wynn Resorts, Blue Cross Blue Shield, VISA, Genuine Parts Company (NAPA Auto Parts), AT&T, and other Fortune 500 companies.

When not spending time with his beautiful wife and energetic son, Mike enjoys boating and is also an avid tennis player. An interesting fact about Mike is that he grew up on an avocado farm with over 15 varieties, some of which you can find in our local Publix/Winn Dixie as his dad still farms the same farm at 87 years old!

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