John B Sargeants Park is off HWY 301 and Fowler Ave, just north east of Tampa, near the town of Thonatosassa.  Telephoto Florida braved the canoe and enjoyed a couple hours paddling amongst the alligators.

There are trails to be walked, including a wheelchair friendly boardwalk, but the real draw here is the canoe launch.  For a reasonable fee you can rent a canoe or kayak and paddle right into the action.

The birding and wildlife viewing along the Hillsborough was phenomenal as the adjacent photos attest.  This is real up close and personal Florida and is highly recommended for the avid (fit) birder.