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Emerson Point Preserve

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Address: Snead Island, Palmetto, FL
Phone Number: +1 941-745-4801
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What a find! We very much enjoyed this gem tucked away in Palmetto. The shell mounds and trails are a fun way to get a little history lesson. Helpful and friendly volunteer at the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Beverly Hills, Florida
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Beverly Hills, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a find! We very much enjoyed this gem tucked away in Palmetto. The shell mounds and trails are a fun way to get a little history lesson. Helpful and friendly volunteer at the welcome center. Drive out to the end of the road and see the view of the river and the Skyway bridge. Have Fun!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you need to get outside, Emerson Point is the place to go. They offer so many different experiences. My family like to do it all...Ride bikes and hike on the trails, climb the tower in the woods to enjoy the "Incredible View" of the Skyway and Manatee River, get wet on the shorelines, and visit the history center to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

We drove to check out the area and came across this great nature preserve. Great walking/biking trails along with places to launch your kayaks/canoes. Walked and found the grounds of first settlers, Indian grounds, etc. so much history! Beach area to explore and fish from. Not really s beach to sit on for the day but to explore and Hines... More 

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Bradenton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Some places are so nice you want it all to yourself, this is one of those places, go there and you'll see the reason for my title. You will have to look a bit to find it's real beauty, trust me, it's there! A favorite among locals!

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Thank Jim A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

We were directed here by a local as a place to take a walk and take in some local flora. The park can be as strenuous or as easy to navigate as you'd like. It has nature trails, or you can walk right down to where the manatee river meets Tampa Bay. It's pet friendly and offers lovely views of... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Great park for hiking and biking, nearly as good as Robinson Preserve in Bradenton. Stunning views on the Tampa Bay. Nowhere else you have a better panoramic view from Anna Maria Island on your left to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on your right. Really awesome!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Easy and family friendly walking trails and convenient places to launch kayaks, canoes or paddle boards. Offers great views of Terra Ceia Bay. Can see Sunshine Skyway Bridge from a trail or in Bay.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

This preserve has it all. There is a very nice and safe road bike path along the main road. There are a few off-road bike trails, and some true hiking trails also if you want a little more adventure. There are a few places that are handicap accessible. There are beautiful boardwalks, and great spots on the beach for sunsets... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Great park with awesome views of Tampa Bay, Teri CIA Bay, and the Manatee River. Excellent trails thru the mangroves. Nice bike ways. Overall a great place to picnic, fish, or just enjoy the life among the mangroves hidden treasures.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Really enjoyed going here. You can see some beautiful sunsets by the water, lots of places to hike and benches to sit and enjoy nature.

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