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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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A MUST VISIT

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Bracebridge, Canada
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Bracebridge, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Palmetto, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

great place to take your mind off of everything. Take my dog out every chance I get to just un-wind.Seeing all the nature is beautiful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

What an absolutely beautiful place to go to enjoy the water, scenery, picnic lunches and the peacefulness. Children enjoyed hours of playing in water and walking paths that lead to beautiful sights.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Quiet afternoon spent sitting in the water, yes in the water. Peaceful oasis in a sea of people. No birds again, but a nice break from the traffic and hustle of Tampa St Pete's etc Our walking is limited, but question the possibility of seeing wildlife here.

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MI
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46 reviews 46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is a very beautiful place. You can walk on the little beach , walk through the walking paths or fish off the beach. We saw someone catch a little hammerhead shark! Great place to watch the sunset!

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This preserve is a very nice place to visit. There are lots of trails to walk around and see plenty of wildlife. In addition, there is a road that you can drive down to a small beach area. Lots of history regarding the native population, settlers, and other interesting facts. The staff at the visitor center is very welcoming.

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Oakdale, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The preserve was so peaceful. I got the feeling of what it must have been like centuries ago. There were volunteers at the information center Sat and fri, to answer any questions. It was a nice hidden treasure tovisit and will be there again. Hope to see you there

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