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Emerson Point Preserve

Snead Island, Palmetto, FL
(941) 745-4801
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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in Palmetto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Tampa, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
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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Palmetto, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

we have enjoyed snead island and emmerson point for years. lovley views and trails. you take the dogs in the water and have a picnic. we love this place

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Palmetto, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Serene, Beautiful and well maintained. One of Manatee County nicer open air preserve/parks. The other leasure it is free to All.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Cool historic spot that few locals even know about. Very pretty and easy to walk too. Old Florida and ancient history all in one.

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