Explore Nature Preserves

Take a walk on the wild side right near the city by exploring the Weedon Island, Boyd Hill and Brooker Creek Preserves.

Feet dangle from above as the Weedon Island boardwalk is shown in the background

The 45-foot-tall observation tower at Weedon Island Preserve give a whole new perspective to the park!

You don’t have to wander far from the cityscapes of St. Pete/Clearwater to immerse yourself in nature. Three preserves in particular, Weedon Island Preserve and Boyd Hill Nature Preserve in St. Petersburg and Brooker Creek Preserve in Tarpon Springs invite birdwatchers, hikers, and paddlers of all levels to explore some wonderfully unique ecosystems.

Join a guided hike or plan a paddle to discover these retreats and their native species, then head inside to learn more at the preserves’ education centers.