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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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An emerald gem

Minutes away from the Florida that draws the masses that seek billboard attractions lies the Florida that has existed since the native Americans were it's only human residents. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Minutes away from the Florida that draws the masses that seek billboard attractions lies the Florida that has existed since the native Americans were it's only human residents. A preserved part of the Florida coast, Emerson Point Preserve is located between St. Petersburg and Bradenton just to the west of the small city of Palmetto. It features wooded trails that... More 

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Palmetto, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great views, nature trails, many water birds, osprey and eagles sometimes too. Like to go to watch the sunset !

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Whitinsville, Massachusetts, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A great place to go for a quiet walk along the shore or just to sit in the sand and watch a sunset. We love watching the boats go by and the birds that rest on the shore.

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Ellenton, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Peaceful, quiet and beautiful. Good walking trails, kayaking, bird watching and fishing or just sitting and relaxing. There is a small picnic area too.

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

My family and I took a walk around the park November, the weather was great, the breeze and the bay shore , we sat for a little while to watch the boats go by.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Beautiful park with trails, a little bit of beachy area and kayak trails. Pet friendly. Must be on leash.

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Bracebridge, Canada
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This place is a great getaway place to spend a day, it has something for every one,fishing, boat ramp at the end all kinds of trails to walk and explore,bird watching animals viewing,picnic locations,a canoe and kayak launch site with a course to follow,a raised observation tower,nice clean restrooms and information both maned by local knowledgeable volunteers and a good... More 

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Palmetto, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A great park to fish, hike, kayak and learn about Manatee River history! Kayak through the mangrove tunnels, fish and take a quick dip on the sandy beach. Lots of history here too. Check out the original homesite along the river!

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Tampa, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my walk here. There are plenty of path options to provide a variety of views. You can walk, bike, run, skip ( my personal fave!) and at times you can feel like you are far far away from the rest of the world. As always in nature, don't forget the bug spray unless you fancy the itch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Sunsets are awesome and nice to set and watch the wildlife. I go out there at least once a week to watch sunsets. I have taken many relatives out to see the birds and mangroves etc.

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