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    • Bradenton Beach, Florida

      Leffis Key

      0.81 mi / 49 ft gain
      Leffis Key is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Bradenton Beach, Florida.
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    • Holmes Beach, Florida

      Hike Holmes Beach

      6 mi / 0 ft gain
      With a 3 miles stretch of fine, delicate sand along the Gulf of Mexico, Holmes Beach is an ideal setting for a shore hike. As you hike, frequent visits from bottlenose dolphins and manatees 20-30 yards offshore along with Great Blue Herons and Snowy Egrets lining the shoreline is commonplace. Whi...
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    • Anna Maria, Florida

      Catch the Sunrise at Rod & Reel Pier

      5.0
      With a pier stretching 100 feet into Tampa Bay, the Rod & Reel Pier is the perfect spot to be for sunrise. Located on the northern tip of Anna Maria island, the Pier itself is quite easy to get to and enjoy.There is a parking lot next to the pier which has plenty of space of park. Another opt...
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    • Anna Maria, Florida

      Catch the Sunset at Bean Point

      5.0
      Bean Point is the northernmost tip of Anna Maria Island. It is here where the waters of Tampa Bay and the waters of the Gulf of Mexico collide and is also arguably the best place on the island to view the sunset. Additionally, this stretch of beach front is usually less busy and populated than th...
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    • Saint Petersburg, Florida

      Exploring the Ruins of Fort Dade

      5.0
      Egmont Key Sate Park is only accessibly by boat, so be sure to book ahead if you need a ride. Several tour companies offer relatively cheap rides to and from the island, paired with snorkeling excursions at the ruins on the west side of the island.The island ferry departs from Fort De Soto State ...
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    • Sarasota, Florida

      Kayak the South Lido Mangrove Tunnels

      4.8
      Before entering South Lido County Park, take a left turn on Taft Drive for the kayak launch area. Parking is available at the end of the road. Multiple companies offer kayak and stand up paddle (SUP) rentals and tours at the launch site, but feel free to bring your own. Launch your kayak or SUP b...
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    • Sarasota, Florida

      Urfer Family Park Loop

      0.8 mi / 289 ft gain
      Urfer Family Park Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Sarasota, Florida.
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    • St. Petersburg, Florida

      Sawgrass Lake Park Trail

      5.0
      1.88 mi / 105 ft gain
      Sawgrass Lake Park Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near St. Petersburg, Florida.
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    • Wimauma, Florida

      Hike Little Manatee River Loop

      5.0
      6.5 mi
      This 6.5 mile trailhead is actually located outside the main entrance, just north of the river off of US 301 S.  The park charges a $4 entrance fee and it is recommended that you enter the main park to use restrooms and/or refill water bottles as those facilities are nonexistent at the outside-th...
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    • Sarasota, Florida

      Deep Hole Trail

      4.4 mi / 0 ft gain
      Tucked in the Myakka Wilderness, along the Myakka River, is Deep Hole. After hiking through expansive Florida dry prairie and hammocks of ancient trees draped with spanish moss, you come to a large sinkhole, 200 ft across and 130 ft deep. During the dry season it is home to hundreds of american a...
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    • Belleair, Florida

      Bike the Clearwater Causeways

      15.44 mi / 325 ft gain
      We started near the Bellair Golf Course and went south. When you go along the golf course, watch for pikas, coyotes, and fox.  It is a good idea to head South first, so that the winds propel you forward in the second half of your ride. We went down Indian Rocks Road and rode by the ocean - the ne...
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    • Clearwater, Florida

      Photograph a Gulf Coast Sunset at Clearwater Beach

      5.0
      If you find yourself near the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg areas, I highly recommend taking a trip out to Clearwater Beach. On Clearwater Beach, you'll find sand softer than anything your feet have ever felt, lots of places to relax, great food, good people-watching, and best of all some of the most...
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    • Safety Harbor, Florida

      Philippe Park Trail

      1.4 mi / 144 ft gain
      Philippe Park Trail is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Safety Harbor, Florida.
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    • Tampa, Florida

      Take a Stroll through Eureka Springs Park

      0.3 mi
      Located just 10 miles from downtown Tampa right off I-4, this short trail runs through a 31-acre botanical garden.  The park has a variety of exotic plans, ferns, flowers and plants as well as a 0.3 mile boardwalk through cypress, maple and oak trees.  Run by Hillsborough County, there's a $2 fee...
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    • Thonotosassa, Florida

      Paddle the Hillsborough River Wilderness Preserve

      5.0
      Start at John B Sargeant State Park--they do have a $2 parking fee. There is a canoe rental and shuttle service on site called Canoe Escape. They do have kayaks as well. If you own your own canoe you can pay for the shuttle service to pick you up at the end if you choose not to paddle out and bac...
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