Palm Harbor Attractions and Outdoorsy Things to Do

Located north of Clearwater, Palm Harbor offers a destination perfect for water lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Golf courses, lakes and parks dot the area, and each one provides the chance to try a new activity. Keep reading to learn about the top Palm Harbor attractions for fun and fresh air.

Palm Harbor Attractions — and a Bonus Rainy-day Option

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Innisbrook Golf Resort

This award-winning resort features golf courses, a spa, tennis courts and a fitness center.

Golfers have access to four 18-hole courses, some of which host PGA tours. Salamander Spa offers massage, body treatments, facials, and hair and makeup services. Visitors can also choose from 11 tennis courts and take fitness classes such as yoga. Tour Innisbrook Golf Resort.

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is the best Palm Harbor attraction for live mermaids. The park hosts classic mermaid shows that tell an alternative version of The Little Mermaid. Kids love seeing mermaids up close, too.

In addition, there are boat tours, or visitors can rent kayaks and swim. Weeki Wachee State Park has the deepest known freshwater cave system in the U.S. Families will love Buccaneer Bay, which has two water slides and water features.

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Honeymoon Island State Park

Only a quick drive from Palm Harbor is Honeymoon Island State Park. This park provides a quiet escape with beautiful beaches and wildlife.

Visitors can rent bikes from South Beach Pavilion and kayaks from Café Honeymoon. Other outdoor activities at Honeymoon Island State Park include fishing, swimming, hiking and wildlife-watching. However, the main draw is the beach. Clean, warm sand and scenic dunes provide the perfect place for a beach day and photos.

Lake Tarpon

Lake Tarpon measures 2,524 acres and provides the perfect place for fishing. It ranks among the best bass lakes in Florida, as largemouth bass love living here. Other species include bluegill, redear sunfish and black crappie.

Those not comfortable fishing on their own can book guided fishing trips with Horizon Fishing Charters and Captain Dustin Fishing Charters.

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Lift Adventure Park

Located in nearby Hudson, Lift Adventure Park welcomes everyone to try new outdoor adventures.

Those looking for action will enjoy learning how to ride wakeboards and navigating their way through a jungle ropes course. The Union Aqua Park features an inflatable playground. For something more laidback, rent a paddleboard or kayak.

Tarpon Springs Splash Park

Tarpon Springs Splash Park is one of the top attractions near Palm Harbor for families. The park has splashpads, water features and picnic tables. Plus, the park offers free admission, making this an affordable activity.

Looking for other Palm Harbor attractions? Check out John Chesnut Sr. Park, Wall Springs Park and Palm Harbor Library.

Palm Harbor Museum (Rainy day bonus)

Ranked among the top free Palm Harbor attractions for local history, Palm Harbor Museum opens Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The museum sits inside a historic home, and exhibits showcase important industries, crops, artifacts and life in the early 1900s. When the rain clears, take a drive through Palm Harbor.

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