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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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What a lovely, peaceful bit of joy in a busy life

The Emerson Preserve is one of the joys of living in Florida. Say what you will but Florida has some of the most beautiful parks in the country. Emerson is another one. It is at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nancy S
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central florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice park, just ride down to the end of park and saw people fishing. Didn't have much time to explore

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Emerson Preserve is one of the joys of living in Florida. Say what you will but Florida has some of the most beautiful parks in the country. Emerson is another one. It is at the confluence of lower Tampa Bay and the Manatee River. It is just beautiful for a picnic, a walk, bike ride, a dip in the... More 

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Thank Nancy S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bring your hiking shoes, Kayak, dip net or whatever water/walking/wading device you chose. This is a great picnic spot, photo op, or just a peaceful retreat for a few hours.

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Palmetto, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent outdoor experience -well marked trails=ample parking. Well maintained. Variety of different trails.

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Ellenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Preserve is tucked away at the end of Highway 301W. Bring your own chairs because it is perfect for reading and relaxing. There is a small beach,but if you walk right you can find great spots for seclusion,fishing,painting etc. No charge for entry, but it does close for the evenings. Great view of the Sunshine Bridge. No facilities.

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Thank 3035Francesca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We've been walking our dogs here every weekend for that last 2 or so years. We even know the regulars. Super great place to start your mornings. In touch with nature. Seen owls to huge foxes here.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

At first stop you can find the tower to get a view above the park. At the last stop you can enjoy the sunset and sand . If you lucky, you will spot marine animal like horseshoe crabs.

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Palmetto, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Had friends down from Tallahassee wanted to see the point. We had a great view of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. There are nice picnic areas and great views. The beach are is like Wow

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Thank 932garryl
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This is a very nice park that is pet friendly with lots of nice hiking trails. But the beach walk trail has lots of mosquitos on it so were lots of bug spray if you go on this trail but other than that it is a very nice clean free park to take a nice walk in. The observation tower... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

The park is set between the Manatee River and Terra Ceia Bay. There is lots of water access and trail to hike.

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