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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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Emerson Point Florida

This is a beautiful park with nature trails, an observation tower overlooking Tampa Bay, a nature center, lots of places to picnic and fabulous water views.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Bradenton, Florida
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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a beautiful park with nature trails, an observation tower overlooking Tampa Bay, a nature center, lots of places to picnic and fabulous water views.

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Palmetto, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I learned that PINK Flamingos get their colors from their shrimp diet - this must be the same for the Spoonbills and other wading birds that are seen turning PINK! I brought my Kindergarteners here on a filed trip, just after the construction was complete April 2001.

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Palmetto, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Beautiful trails, viewpoints, little beach. Great for running, cycling, kayaking, paddlebaording, bird watching. Real Florida. I'm here almost daily!

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Emerson Point Preserve is a modest park that highlights an old Native American Mound, or burial ground. It sits right on the water and has a number of walking trails as well as picnic shelters and port-a-johns. There are some benches available, but bring a chair if you want to sit for a while. No playgrounds, mostly rustic beauty.

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Oneonta, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Lots of well maintained trails, as well as biking paths, near the shore and through the Old Florida woods. Several Indian mounds, and very helpful staff. Several places to fish and launch canoes or kayaks. Not really a beach, but we saw lots of Ospreys and a Roseate. Did I mention that it's free? Gets hot in the summertime.

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Brookville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Make sure to take your camera along! Be on the lookout for osprey nests! There are a few of them. Best part about Emerson Point is the sun sets! I rode my bike out every night just to take pictures of the sunset! Gorgeous location!

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Ona, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Lots of trails and not to packed. Great to take our dog for a walk even during the summer as a lot of the trails are covered by mangroves.

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Troy, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great view of Tampa bay from the south. Then there is the equally impressive Desoto national park and Robinson Preserve nearby. The Manatee County offers many FREE events and guided tours throughout the year.

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Woodstock, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Visited here after my trip to the De Soto National Monument across the river in Bradenton. Spent about 2 hours. There are 5 or 6 walking trails, some short and some long. There is a brochure guide at the visitor's center and adequate signage along the trails. There are very clean restrooms at the visitor's center. They even have diaper... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Fun place to go to go hiking and check out the river and the beach. It has a nice lookout tower a great little place to BBQ the picnic friendly and clean.. highly recommend

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