|RE: ||Short Paddles North Of St. Pete|
|Post By: ||tonto on 1/13/2017 7:43am|
Treasure Island is in a very urban area. The list of paddle places provided is a good "short drive" list to use. If you want to see some very unusual, very Florida sights, then I strongly recommend these where you can rent boats.
- 20 mile Drive: Weedon Island - A 4 mile paddle thru mangrove rails. Google Sweetwater Kayaks.
- 45 mile Drive: Hillsboroough River (Sargeant's Park) - a 4 or 8 mile (depends on take out) paddle down river. A few gators, lots of birds. Google Canoe Escape.
- 50 mile Drive: Weeki Wachee River - a 6 mile paddle down river on a crystal clear river which flows at 2 mph close to the headwaters. Almost like a Disney ride. Lots of twists and turns. Google Weeki Wachee Paddle Adventures.
- 60 mile Drive: Homosasa Springs State Park, home of the manatee. See the manatees from a pontoon boat or Google a place to rent boats.