Weedon Island Preserve is an expansive 3,000 acre area on Tampa Bay near north St. Petersburg. It is comprised mostly of marine ecosystems with some uplands, making it an excellent choice for recreational Paddleboarding and/or kayaking. The South Paddling Trail is a four mile loop that meanders through mangroves and seagrass flats between islands of the preserve and along the edge of Tampa Bay. Expect to see wading birds such as reddish egret, roseate spoonbills and white ibis.
Located at Treasure Bay Resort & Marina. On the dock. Outside. Look for the standing paddleboard.