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Emerson Point Preserve

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Nice nature walking

Great place to take drive. If your able to walk, wear good shoes. Do some nature walking. Real... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wellington, Ohio
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Beaching, kayaking, fishimg, hiking

If you want a great place to spend the day, this is it!. You can bike, hike, beach, fish, kayak... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bradenton, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a great place to spend the day, this is it!. You can bike, hike, beach, fish, kayak, paddle board. Free admission. There are bathrooms in the park and porta pottys by the beach.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Fplumley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vernon L
Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

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) We've...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank flashsam7267
Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

The park is top notch. Many paths and running trails. I will return and probably be a regular It’s a dust to dawn park

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ron F
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

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!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PepperMagoo
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MeleeRose
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Nice lookouts on a hill with a bench. Can launch a kayak from the shore. nice boardwalk. Ample parking

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peggy B
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Visited her for the first time and we loved it. There are several different walks that you can take with various lengths. Some of the walks you have to climb over or under the odd tree.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Darlene T
August 2, 2018|
Response from ketnerks | Reviewed this property |
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
January 20, 2018|
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Best is sneakers or something like work boots, lot of tree roots along some paths
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Bradenton, Florida
Trails to hike, bike, or kayak. (6 Replies)
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|
Response fromFlowerchild1969|
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.