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John Chesnut Sr. Park in Palm Harbor, FL-You Might See A Gator


John Chesnut Sr. Park in Palm Harbor, FL-You Might See A Gator

 

John Chesnut Sr. Park is at 2200 East Lake Road in Pinellas County and it  is a great place for picnics especially group picnics.. We usually have our annual car club picnic there each year. The picnic shelters are covered and have lots of tables. You do need  to make a reservation; you can call (727) 582-2100. Last year we were lucky enough to see several deer playing in the open meadow beside our shelter.


John Chesnut Sr. Park in Palm Harbor, FLThere's a lovely nature walk that leads to a view of Lake Tarpon. The wooden walkway meanders through the cypress hammocks, and at the end, there's a cool wooden tower that you can climb to get a really spectacular view of the lake.

 

The cypress hammocks are truly amazing with the trees growing out of the water. It’s so quiet in there you can imagine old Florida before civilization took over.

I had the luck to video a big old alligator swimming along. (It's a little bumpy..I had to walk fast to keep up with him). Other folks were fishing and just strolling along enjoying Florida's beauty.

 

 

 

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John Chesnut Sr. Park in Palm Harbor, FL-You Might See A Gator

 

 

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Comment balloon 19 commentsToni Weidman • September 03 2013 05:13AM

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Hi Toni,

I remember my last trip to Florida around the Tampa Highland city areas. I did get to see gators in the wild. Not a good thing when trying to fish in some fresh water. So we headed out to the Gulf of Mexico and caught a bunch of fish.

All were catch and release. That's the fun way to do things.

Have a good day in the Trinity area today.

Best, Clint McKie

Posted by Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586 (Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections) almost 5 years ago

And don't forget that the gators were there before we were.

One thing for sure about visiting Florida.  You won't be disappointed if you're looking for wildlife. 

The state literally crawls with wildlife.

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) almost 5 years ago

Toni, The view is awesome at the waters of John Chesnut Sr. Park!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) almost 5 years ago

Good Morning Toni, being so close to gators always scary to me. We take our boat out to Lake Harris chain of lakes often, I'm always watching for them but never had a chance to video. John Chesnut Sr. Park in Palm Harbor FL would be a great place to spend a day whether be fishing, picnic or gator watching.

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) almost 5 years ago

Toni,

What a beautiful venue for a picnic or a long walk...I certainly would enjoy that as well as watching a gator doing his thing...We really enjoy our trips to Florida, even though a good part of the trip we are working  as well as learning about the variety of homes and lifestyles in Florida. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) almost 5 years ago

Thanks, Clint.

Lenn - we have lovely birds, fish, deer, and gators (who actually are amazing creatures).

Larry and Sheila - when we had our boat, we take her to Lake Tarpon. Love boating and seeing the gators up close and personal.

Alexandra - the walkway is wonderful, so much natural life to see. The observation tower is amazing; Craig didn't want to climb up (it was really hot that day). Now he says he wished he had. But the park is only about 15 miles away so we can return. We'll be there in March for our picnic.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 5 years ago

I think it would be so neat, ok a bit scary too, to see a gator...so much diversity in your area!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) almost 5 years ago

Kristin, they mostly stay away from people. We had one in our yard, next to the pond once. I posted it.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 5 years ago

Toni, love your video, you did a great job and love the alligator music!    Tarpon Lake is beautiful.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 5 years ago

Toni - your Blog is better than an old fashioned travel brochure!

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) almost 5 years ago

Toni: Loved the video!  John Chesnut Sr. Park does look like an excellent location for an outdoor gathering.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) almost 5 years ago
Toni-loved the video! Looks like a good park to visit the next time we're on the west coast. Did you do any kayaking?
Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 5 years ago

Joan - the title of that piece of music is "Kitty in the Window" ....it was perfect! Thanks.

Patricia - thank you!

Anita - it sure is. We always have lots of fun.

Kathy - no we don't; but we love to watch others doing it.

 

Posted by Toni Weidman, 26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 5 years ago

Toni, what a wonderful video you created! It looks like a beautiful area.  You really captured its 'essence'.  Alligators and crocodiles are two of the creatures that I am most scared of.  I had no problem walking up to a bear, but would be terrified of those two creatures.  I guess too many scary movies at a young age.  Glad you can appreciate them!

Posted by Lisa Friedman, 28 Years of Real Estate Experience! (Great American Dream Realty) almost 5 years ago

Lisa - thank you. I was trying for the "real" Florida. Alligators don't chase people like bears do so maybe not as scary. A bear coming at me would scare the heck out of me.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 5 years ago

Toni,

Great alligator swimming in the lake. Video brings nature even so much closer than photos do. Thanks.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966, GREEN, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Lind (Keller Williams Realty) almost 5 years ago

Thanks, Kristin. I enjoy it too.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 5 years ago
Ugh! I know gators and other Big, vicious creature exist, but I prefer to keep my distance unless I am taking picture. Be safe, not sorry.
Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) almost 5 years ago

Mary - they are really interesting to watch especially when they catch something to eat. But, they are the scavengers of the lakes and after a huge tropical storm there are a lot of dead water fowl around the edges of ponds. The gators eat those; they are the garbage men.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 5 years ago

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