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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Anclote Key Preserve State Park
Anclote Key Preserve State Park

(727) 469-5942

Tarpon Springs, FL
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Nature lovers will appreciate the unique natural desolation that makes Anclote Key so special. This island off the coast of Tarpon Springs is a four-mile stretch of Florida beach that has not been overdeveloped or commercialized and still retains its stunning natural beauty. Offering such natural attractions as several different types of bird species, the island is open for day use and on the north end you'll find an excellent place to enjoy overnight camping. You can get to this outdoor paradise courtesy of a 10-minute boat ride from the mainland.

Boyd Hill Nature Park
Boyd Hill Nature Park

(727) 893-7326

1101 Country Club Way S
St Petersburg, FL 33705   Directions Website

Boyd Hill Nature Park offers you a chance to spend some time outdoors and encounter some of the area's wildlife without venturing too far from civilization. This impressive nature preserve is located south of St. Petersburg and spreads out over 245 acres of terrain that includes marshlands, lake shores, and forests. There are also several boardwalks and nature trails to discover. Special tours and nighttime hikes are offered, in addition to the popular kid's day camps.

Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve
Friends of Brooker Creek Preserve

(727) 934-2680

3940 Keystone Rd
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688   Directions Website

Brooker Creek is one of the top parks in the St. Petersburg area. Visitors truly enjoy experiencing wildlife like tortoises, wild turkey, white-tailed deer and river otters in their natural environments. Also, the sprawling trails at the park will challenge even the most in-shape walkers and runners. But most of all, nature lovers will appreciate this outdoor area as it resembles Florida almost exactly as it was 150 years ago.

John's Pass Watersports
John's Pass Watersports

(727) 363-1881

209 Boardwalk Pl E
Madeira Beach, FL 33708   Directions Website

Let your sense of adventure lead you to an unforgettable experience on St. Pete Beach when you let the pros at John's Pass Watersports guide you. Choose from such adrenaline-pumping activities as parasailing, riding wave runners, dolphin watching, boating and even pirate adventures!

Sand Key Park
Sand Key Park

(727) 464-3000

1060 Gulf Blvd
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767   Directions Website

Want to spend a day at the beach without fighting the crowds? Then make Sand Key Park your destination for the day. These relatively quiet beach surroundings are as beautiful as they are relaxing. Beachcombers, surfers, and sun worshipers all enjoy the natural amenities of Sand Key, but the man-made amenities like picnic tables, restrooms and lifeguard stations are quite nice, as well.

Weedon Island Preserve
Weedon Island Preserve

(727) 453-6500

1800 Weedon Dr
St Petersburg, FL 33702   Directions Website

Nature and outdoor enthusiasts flock to Weedon Island Preserve located in Tampa's beautiful St. Petersburg. Go ahead, take a hike on miles of nature trails or throw a line off the side of the fishing pier. Get a bird's eye view of nature from atop the observation tower. Float your boat at the paddling trails and get schooled on the area's fascinating history at the Cultural and Natural History Center after your boatride. You won't run out of adventures at this park.

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