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Emerson Point Preserve

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Address: Snead Island, Palmetto, FL
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+1 941-745-4801
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Relaxing lovely park.

We all loved the animal sactuary. Get up close and interact with animals. Donation only. The beach and dock are great for all ages with both shade or Sun. Clean and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Sue W
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Cedar Key, Florida
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Cedar Key, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We all loved the animal sactuary. Get up close and interact with animals. Donation only. The beach and dock are great for all ages with both shade or Sun. Clean and family-friendly.

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The trail is actually beautiful! I just wish it were longer. But, the view of the coast alone makes it worth a visit. The small beach offers a clear view of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. I also noticed many people with their dogs, so if you're looking for a pet friendly park, this one's for you. Oh, and the best... More 

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Rocky River, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great spot to enjoy some quiet time and nature. The paved bike trails are very safe, and there are not a lot of cars to worry about. The trails are mostly in the shade. The unpaved trails are mostly easy to bike as well. The welcome center has clean restrooms. The trails could be marked a little... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This spot is amazing! Gives you views of the river, gulf and Skyway Bridge. Truly a special place. Nice little hill you can go up, sit on and take in the scenery.

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Thank SRQLiving
Palmetto, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Bring your Picknick Baske, dogs 🐶 must be on leash. Good place to take walks. Lots of history. Florida @ its best .

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Bradenton Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Emerson Point park is a great place to walk or ride your bike. It has some great walking trails near Indian mounds and along the river. There is a small launch area for boats and a few places to drop in a kayak. There is also a nice size pavilion area for a break or a place to sit and... More 

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Beverly Hills, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

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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Thank motelmutt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 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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Thank Kristy R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 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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Thank HTOlson
Bradenton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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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