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Emerson Point Preserve

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Address: Snead Island, Palmetto, FL
Phone Number: (941) 745-4801
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Hidden adventure on the Florida coast

Emerson Point is tucked away and doesn't get as much attention as the larger (and also terrific) Robinson Point Preserve. Best to explore by bike, but you need to pay attention to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Devata
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Holmes Beach, Florida
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Holmes Beach, Florida
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Emerson Point is tucked away and doesn't get as much attention as the larger (and also terrific) Robinson Point Preserve. Best to explore by bike, but you need to pay attention to find all the hidden trails. This is also the site of historic Indian Mounds (walking access only) for a glimpse of Florida history from 1000 years ago (and... More 

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Florida
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove all the way out to the point at the end where the river enters Tampa Bay. Quiet, well-kept, natural beauty. Great for walk or bike ride on a nice day. Surprised there wasn't a lot of people / cars. Lots of birds! Thrilled that there are protected areas like this scattered around our state / country that have not... More 

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ancaster ontario canada
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been several times to walk in the preserve. We have tried many different trails and they all have something worthwhile to recommend them. There are nice facilities there for BBQ, picnics and fishing, but we have only walked. There is a lovely view of the Sunshine pkwy bridge.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This park has several easy, well kept hiking and biking trails. We enjoyed the water views and watching a variety if birds

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Geneva, OH, USA
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to ride or walk. My husband and I took our bikes,lovely place to ride even on a hot day.

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Bradenton, Florida
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

this is a very nice park located in palmetto, Fl. It has nice trails, you can fish from shore and eat at the same time. It is kept up nicely.

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Florida City, Florida
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62 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful area, great walking and biking trails and perfect for nature photos ! A gem in the Manatee County Park system ! Many guides are available - plan ahead - check park web site. Don't miss taking the right hand road all the way to the end for Skyway lookout and trains !

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Emerson Point is a great place to walk with several trails going through mangrove swamp and scrubland. The views from the observational platform across Tampa Bay and out to the Gulf are to die for. Along the trails are several observation platforms built through the mangrove and out over the water, great places to watch the osprey fishing. The shell... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I was curious to explore Snead Island. Passed through the Emerson Point Preserve. It is a well-managed public facility. The road goes through the whole preserve so you can see most of it in your car. There are many trails, picnic areas and things to explore and see. Has good signage. There is a Lost Tribes trail to understand the... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Emerson Point has wonderful views of the ocean. There are some modest trails to walk. Great in cooler weather like we get in the fall and winter.

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