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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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Bradenton, Florida
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14 reviews 14 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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35 reviews 35 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Binghamton, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Great place to get a feel for the coast line. Nice place to walk and enjoy the water. MAKE SURE TO GO UP THE TOWER.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Unfortunately our visit was cut short due to the weather, but it is a quiet place that will satisfy a walk with nature.

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

this is a very nice park. lots of hiking paths, nice beach. super place to have a picnic or just enjoy being outdoors. and it's free!

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