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All reviews observation tower manatee river nice park picnic tables indian mounds great place to walk skyway bridge bike ride kayak launch beach area small beach walking trails great trails few hours natural beauty bring a picnic lunch visitor center
Great place to take drive. If your able to walk, wear good shoes. Do some nature walking. Real restrooms at nature center. Picnic tables if you'd like to take lunch. Never made it back, but here it's awesome place to watch sunrise and sunsets. Maybe...More
The Preserve served as a launch site and meeting place for our kayak group paddling the surrounding waters and islands. We travel the entire State, and were totally underwhelmed here. Decent facilities with adequate parking. Scenic, relatively clean, but the Palmetto, FL locale is not...More
Very clean and well maintained park. It has miles of trails, with some historical sights. There are several places with tables and a pavilion to bring a picnic lunch. Great for a family outing. It lies between the Manatee River and the Terra Ceia Bay...More
Stopped here to do some walking.
Plenty of different trails of varying lengths with different scenery.
We did the 'South restoration trail' (0.66 miles) followed by the 'Terra Ceia trail' (1.05 miles) with a slight detour to the observation tower (with great 360° views)
So many wonderful walking/biking paths, a beach area, gorgeous lookout where you can see the Skyway Bridge over to AMI and Bradenton. The walking tour is an excellent way to learn about the history of the area. A perfect kayak experience!
This is such a beautiful place. Very quiet. Watched the sunset. There were only about 8 people on the beach. It’s dog friendly. There are mangroves for canoeing. It also has some paths for walking. Very family friendly.
Hi, Most of your questions can be answered at the website. Trip Adviser won't let me post that for you. So you will need to search Emerson Point Preserve in Manatee County. It isn't to far from the pavilion to the bathrooms... More
Hi, Most of your questions can be answered at the website. Trip Adviser won't let me post that for you. So you will need to search Emerson Point Preserve in Manatee County. It isn't to far from the pavilion to the bathrooms at the first place. The Pavilion at the end though has only porta potties. We have never had to use the pavilion so I am not sure of how one would reserve that.
We are arriving AMI for two weeks in July. We will rent kayaks and bikes, two adults. We love nature trails to walk or bike. I have found the following: Coquina Baywalk, Emerson Point Preserve, Robinson Preserve, and Fort de Soto/Edgemont Key (we know this one). Would any of you have any information on which are must do, could do, don't bother. Do you know other areas we should hike/bike/kayak? Obviously we will be walking all the beaches. Last year I ended up on crutches the second day of...More
June 29, 2010|
Well thanks so much. My husband tried SUP up here in MA last summer and would love to do that again! We just bought kayaks and love going out on the ocean up here, a bit rougher that down AMI area for sure. Should we use bug repellant when in the preserves down there. We have mad mosquitoes up here this year. I think I'm a bug magnet. Again, thanks.