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Emerson Point Preserve

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Plenty of trails!

I had small kids with me (3 under the age of 7) so I couldn’t go to the trails that went far, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jodi T
Charleston, South Carolina
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Walk Emerson Point's Specatular Nature Trails

We live in Palmetto and cannot visit Emerson Point enough. Walking the nature trails is our... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Clifford E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had small kids with me (3 under the age of 7) so I couldn’t go to the trails that went far, but the 3 smaller trails we went down were really fun. My kids love bugs and snails and lizards and all things creepy...More

Thank Jodi T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live in Palmetto and cannot visit Emerson Point enough. Walking the nature trails is our favorite activity. We see different wildlife every time. We love the lookout tower and the gigantic native American mound. Enjoy a picnic in the shade beside the Manatee River.

Thank Clifford E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place to walk and see nature. Well maintained board walks and observation tower overlooking the water. Good parking areas.

Thank Wayne F
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Emerson Point Preserve is a must see on Sneed Island. It hosts several scenic trails of varying lengths. You can launch kayaks in the mangroves or Manatee River. Fishing is available and an amazing bike path! So beautiful!!

Thank pudds412
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Growing up in Manatee county, it’s a tradition for the schools to visit here every year! Private beach, nice trails and views. Good for picnics, exercise, walking/jogging and learning about the plants and habitats. Good for all ages! The beach also has baby crabs

Thank 23karatz
Reviewed 5 August 2018

we love taking the dogs there to hike and fishing is great from shore for snook, trout, and the random catch

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 24 July 2018

This preserve offers wonderful diversity of water trails, boardwalks, historical sites, mangrove tunnels and beautiful vistas. You can kayak, hike, bike or just enjoy one of the many serene places to sit on a bench and take in the views and wildlife. We saw a...More

Thank lillithJake
Reviewed 17 July 2018

The best place for sunset captures, hiking, biking, and just taking a breath away from the daily madness of life.

Thank ketnerks
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Easy parking and access into the bay for kayaking along the mangroves. Shady trails to view the historic sites were interesting and exotic. I'd definitely go back. However, the swimming area was small and somewhat rocky....not like the beautiful beaches nearby....but families were enjoying it....More

Thank lilysparrow
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Relatively quiet place to walk and enjoy the scenery....even in the peak tourist season. Great views of the bay and historical aspects.

Thank jerryluedkejl
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Darlene T
2 August 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
20 January 2018|
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Response from Cheryl W |
Best is sneakers or something like work boots, lot of tree roots along some paths