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Emerson Point Preserve

Snead Island, Palmetto, FL
(941) 745-4801
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Palmetto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Florida Left Coast
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I live here in Florida---but Emerson point preserve is my any day "get away"....it's so calm and peaceful plus a way to observe nature in these parts....most times there are at least a half dozen species of birds flocking there. The trails are marked and easy to follow and interesting things to see around every corner. Some of the trails... More

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Ellenton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nature trails, fishing, picnic and peaceful Best of all free Porta potties are available Appears that they must spray for mosquitos since we were not bothered by any Park is gated with closing at dusk No overnight stays at the park Emerson Point is also patroled Good bird watching and have biking lanes

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Palmetto, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Love to go to Emerson Preserve for a nice, peaceful walk with my dogs. The scenery it absolutely beautiful! Lots of well marked trails to explore. Birds and creatures galore.

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Tampa, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The park is small and quiet. Shaded parking with restrooms available. There are all different lengths of trails with the longest being just over 1.5 miles. We walked them all to get some good mileage in! The trails are easy to walk, wide enough and mostly covered by overhead trees. A bonus when walking in Florida in the summertime! Some... More

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Bradenton Beach, Florida
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10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Best view of Manatee River where it connects with Tampa Bay and a incredible view of the Skyway Bridge to St. Pete! Great trails and an interesting historical narrative with ruins of Indian domes and early settlers- Nice place to spend half a day on this island preserve.

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Parrish, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Love this place. There is hiking, fishing, picnic areas, canoe/kayak launch, and a beach. It's great for kids and adults. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your fishing poles! The beach area at sunset is incredible too!

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Bradenton, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The new visitors center and picnic area have added to the park without taking away from its basic wilderness appeal.

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SAINT PETERSBURG
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This was my first visit to Emerson Point. There are several brown road signs pointing the way so it is not too difficult to find. The roads are paved and there is ample parking. I enjoyed the trails and views of the bay. I was surprised to see the large Indian Mounds and boardwalk trails. There are also well placed... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We went by accident, as we were looking for Madira Bickell State Park. The local lady said Indian Mounds? You gotta go to this place. I did not believe her but now wish i could thank her. 3 story mound still well preserved. Museum was closed. Bummer! but the views to the bay were spectacular, and the history incredible. I... More

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Palmetto
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23 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Emerson Point is a peaceful and refreshing peninsula between the Manatee River and the mouth of Terra Ceia Bay. A good place to slow your life pace and feel connected to nature. It is a bird sanctuary, A canoe/kayak launch is available. It is a favorite destination for local bicyclists.There is an estuary walk complete with boardwalks and an observation... More

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