Tampa Bay Mangroves

  • William L. Ellis St. Leo University


I have hiked in the Florida Panhandle, slogged through the marshes of the state’s northeast coast near St. Augustine, enjoyed bracingly cold swims in springs and rivers in the state’s heart, baked in the humid cypress domes of the Everglades, and snorkeled for delicious lobster in the Keys.  The Sunshine State is rich in natural wonders, but my favorite Florida place is just minutes from downtown St. Petersburg: the mangroves of Tampa Bay.

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