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Emerson Point Preserve

Address: Snead Island, Palmetto, FL
Phone Number: (941) 745-4801
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Palmetto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks

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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

In and around the Bradenton/Palmetto area is another wonderful preserve that allows you to get back to nature and get a feel for how things were for native Americans centuries ago. There are well laid out trails (watch out for protruding tree roots) that take you round the preserve giving you the chance to see lots of birds. There are... More 

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Longboat Key, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We went for a hike last Sunday at Emerson Point Preserve. Great place to visit. This is really a chance to see old Florida. Lots of birds to watch. Saw two very bright Cardinals. Good hiking trails and also lots of historic markers that explain the early Amerindians who lived and thrived in this area. They created great middens, shell... More 

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Menasha, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A nice place for a quite walk or bike ride while enjoying FL's natural beauty and wildlife. The park is well maintained and easy to get around even with small children.

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Orillia, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

One of the best things is that it doesn't cost anything to go there. We take a picnic and walk the trails and sit and watch the great views over the water.

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Calgary, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Nothing out of the ordinary except that it is a good place for going for a walk. You may or may not see wildlife. Every walk will be different. The more time you spend here the more you will experience nature at its best.

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Chicago
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Such a unique park that is undergoing continuous upgrading. It is a very important historical site. Artifacts and man made structures in the park offer the few links to "old" tribes that inhabited coastal Florida before being displaced by tribes from as far north as Georgia and Alabama in the mid 1700s. The park has is long and skinny with... More 

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Griswold, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This preserve is one of the premier in Manatee County. There's fishing, walking trails, birding, a learning center and a tower. You can bike, skate or walk through the park.

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

I am fortunate enough to live quite near this lovely oasis of accessible, not too big and not too little, natural, unspoiled, tranquil, walkable, bikeable, loveable chunk of natural West coast Florida. I regularly ride my bike to the reserve - great cycling paths. Sometimes I drive there to walk the ten or so rustic trails. They're just a perfect... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My wife and I live about 15-20 minutes away from Emerson Point. We have been there several times to take a walk on the many hiking trails, take our grandson fishing, go canoeing. There's an Indian burial ground, there's birds, fish, etc. The Manatee river is on one side and the bay on the other. If you just want to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

If you like to stroll under the trees, this is the place to do it! The trails are very easy to walk, so you don't have to be in shape to walk them. Many places have "boardwalks" that are nice and wide that are often above water so you can watch the fish swimming around. There is a kayak launch... More 

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