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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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The Bay and Nature

Emerson Point gives you excellent views and access to Tampa Bay, blending the attraction of the water with the abundant availability of fauna. Great for the nature lover to spend... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Palmetto, Florida
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Palmetto, Florida
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Emerson Point gives you excellent views and access to Tampa Bay, blending the attraction of the water with the abundant availability of fauna. Great for the nature lover to spend a few hours there.

Thank edbenn007
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walk a lot parks and the trails here are high on our list of pretty walks. Best trail is the Terra Ceia Trail. Although there are a lot of trail maps posted, most don't show where you are at the moment so it's easy to get lost. For Floridians, there is a fair amount of shade on the trails... More 

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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320 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend an I enjoyed our walk on all the trails and some time on the little beach area. It is sort of "out of the way" so it was nice there were very few people here. We enjoyed the shaded trails and the beach walk. I wish the maps and guides were better but we didn't get too lost... More 

Thank Janna64
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Special place right here in Palmetto. It has trails, beaches and fishing. There is a lookout overlooking Tampa Bay, amazing. It is totally free. Great place to go.

Thank Carlene T
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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296 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We spent a very enjoyable 2 hours hours. Once you drive in the entrance there are a few car parks on the right. We stopped at each car park and walked. From the first small car park you can walk over the smell bridge onto the board walk. A few minutes further on and there is an osprey nest at... More 

Thank flashsam7267
Pahoa, Hawaii
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53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This was our first visit here, and we'll definitely be back. To get a sense of the park, we drove to the very end, parked, and walked along the gulf side trail. There were many people relaxing along the paths, enjoying the view and the quiet. There were also several groups fishing, including a great blue heron keeping an eye... More 

Thank RGaitherHI
Chicago, Illinois
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150 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Kind of a hidden gem of a place but great Lots a trails and boating Can get a little busy on weekends

Thank John S
Hartford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We didn't even scratch the surface of this park, but we loved what we saw. A beautiful, quiet, and unspoiled park with covered picnic areas. Clean and quiet. Very pretty. We parked near the water and my children fished. There were only a few other people around, and everyone was very friendly and nice. I would definitely return to explore... More 

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Palmetto, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Binoculars bicycles and fishing poles! Clear sunsets out to the gulf horizon. Short drive through Palmetto Florida off US 41. A must see on the way to Bradenton Riverfront and Anna Maria Island.

Thank Robert D
Lake City, Michigan
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39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

this is a wonderful park to ride a bike or explore the shoreline on the point. always seems pretty quiet. never crowded.

Thank Tom R

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