Post Tagged with: "St. Petersburg"

There is some shade on the Pinellas Trail, but not very much because of the trail's width.

Pinellas Trail: Treasured St. Pete bike trail is now 5 miles longer

The Pinellas Trail is a long, well-marked paved bicycle trail that connects St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs along Florida’s Gulf coast. It was just extended five miles north, and this is the most scenic section of all.

One of the original campgrounds, Old Prairie, at Myakka River State Park.

Best Camping Near Tampa Bay: 9 choice campgrounds

We’ve selected nine public campgrounds near Tampa Bay for their scenic beauty, low prices and prime opportunities for hiking, biking, kayaking and canoeing. We think you’ll like these choices.

A sand version of "The Don" and, in the distance, the iconic pink Don CeSar Hotel on Pass A Grille beach.

Pass-a-Grille, one of Florida’s best beaches in a charming historic town

The beach is spectacular here — wide white sand, clear blue-green water. But the Old Florida charm of Pass-a-Grille, a community within St. Pete Beach, is what makes it stand out.

Author's husband Jack takes a break.

Pinellas Trail: Scenic window to another world

Once a CSX rail line, the Pinellas Trail is a smoothly paved linear park and multi-use trail that extends 38.2 miles from downtown St. Petersburg north to Tarpon Springs.

Gulf Pier sunset at Fort DeSoto Park. (Photo by Captain Kimo via Flickr.

Fort DeSoto Park: Beach ranked among best in nation

Wrapped in three miles of beautiful white sand, Fort DeSoto Park is consistently ranked among the best in the nation

Camping near Tampa Bay: Fort Desoto

Camping near Tampa Bay: Fort Desoto

This public park is spread over 900 acres on five interconnected islands with seven miles of waterfront, including three miles of award-winning beaches .Nearly half of the 233 campsites in the campground are waterfront, allowing you to launch your kayak or canoe from your site.