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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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Interesting experience - close to nature experience-east access trails, good signage

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Noreen M
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Palmetto, Florida
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Palmetto, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 2 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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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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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Palmetto, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Great nature park for birding, fishing, hiking, biking & jogging. It also has Indian and old homestead ruins. Dogs must be on a leash & clean up a must, but other than that the dogs love it there and can even enter water if they choose too. Situated on the Manatee River at the mouth of Tampa Bay - the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

There are very few waterfront acess points in Florida that cost nothing. Emerson Point Preserve is a good one if you want a quiet place to sit and view the bay or a place to go for a walk. It is a preserve, not a park, so there are no facilities and no place to grill, etc. Just a lovely... More 

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Bradenton, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Enough trails to get in approx. 6 miles of trail/asphalt running. The trail sections are very nice and shaded.

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