Outdoor Recreation & Trails in St. Pete/Clearwater

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Ah, Florida sunshine, fresh air and some exercise - what could be better? If you're looking for great ways to get outdoors, check out our list of nature activities to get you started. You'll find plenty of our local parks have green space (and water views) in abundance - including nature trails, boardwalks and lookout towers. Water adventurers can take out a kayak, canoe or paddleboard. Or try fishing in the crystal blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico and other local waters—get ideas from our fishing hotspots list, below. 

While exploring our natural spaces, please be sure to visit responsibly by practicing physical distancing and gathering in groups of 10 people or less. Be courteous and kind to other nature lovers - and bring along a mask and hand sanitizer for the times when you can't maintain physical distancing (for example: park restrooms).

Biking, Hiking, Canoeing and more!

There's plenty to do outside in St. Pete/Clearwater! Here are top picks for ways to enjoy the outdoors in our beautiful area. 

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Birdwatching on Wildlife Trails

Birds of all kinds flock to parks and preserves in the St. Pete/Clearwater area - watch them as you explore their stunning habitats.


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Parks and Nature Preserves

Take a walk through these beautiful preserves and parks.

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Explore Outdoor Experiences

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Play Disc Golf or FootGolf at These St. Pete/Clearwater Courses

Play a solo round of disc golf at multiple parks around the St. Pete/Clearwater area.

Tee off!

Take the Kayak Out

Chart your own course through mysterious mangrove tunnels and open waters rich with birds and other wildlife.

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The Best Fishing Hotspots

Find a spot on your own where the tarpon, snook, Spanish mackerel and blackfin tuna swim.  

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FAQs about Outdoors & Nature

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the outdoors and nature in St. Pete/Clearwater.

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Check Out The Best Dive Sites In The Florida Gulf Coast

 Come take the plunge at our 40+ favorite dive spots in the Gulf of Mexico!

Cast Your Line & Reel It In

Deep-sea fishing in the beautiful blue-green waters.

Spearfishing in the Gulf of Mexico

Watch these divers as they explore the depths of the Gulf of Mexico.

Kayaking the Waters

For a refreshing and fun outdoor escape with extraordinary views of birds and marine life, kayak the mangrove-lined waters around St. Pete/Clearwater.

Best Places for Fishing

Gulf and Intracoastal waterways are teeming with different species of fish all year round.

Exploring St. Pete/Clearwater By Bike

Take your bike for a ride on the Pinellas Trail.  

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