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Emerson Point Preserve

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A Natural Treasure

Wonderfull, natural and relaxing. Bring sunscreen, water and a pic nic basket and enjoy the view.

Reviewed 9 February 2012
Palmetto, Florida
Beautiful preserve

There are several areas to explore in one preserve. You can either move the car around or... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2012
Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

Wonderfull, natural and relaxing. Bring sunscreen, water and a pic nic basket and enjoy the view.

Thank talonsmith
Reviewed 30 January 2012

There are several areas to explore in one preserve. You can either move the car around or bike/walk between areas. They also offer excellent family programs from shore walks to shutter strolls to nature crafts. Check out the shell mound, the boardwalks, the beach and...More

Thank HouseMother
Reviewed 11 January 2012

i've gone twice now, and both times had something different to offer, with so many varying walking trails, rest areas and lookoout points throughout. It has something to offer for everyone. There are water fountains throughout but they are spread out. MAke sure to wear...More

Date of experience: March 2011
Thank Brigitte P
Reviewed 1 January 2012

Bike, Hike or kayak here to enjoy this preserve. Overlooks Tampay Bay and the Skyway Bridge.

Date of experience: December 2011
Thank James99946
Reviewed 29 December 2011

We go there often. Take moquito repellent and water.

Thank merryFlorida
Reviewed 28 December 2011

So pleasant to walk around. Great paths for walking, hiking, biking. A wonderful look-out tower to climb up to and see for many miles, the surrounding towns and islands.

Date of experience: November 2011
Thank AnnePgh
Reviewed 28 December 2011

A lot of work has been put in to make this place user friendly.....picnic benches, boardwalks, lookouts etc. A lovely place to while away the time in the midst of nature.

Date of experience: April 2011
Thank sandrajay92
Reviewed 19 December 2011

I love Emerson Pt. it's very calm and relaxing. There's never too many people and the area is pretty large.

Thank ericac17
Reviewed 23 June 2010

I was amazed to find such a well maintained, and mostly private ,nature preserve so close to home. Fortunately very few people have been there when we visited .three times now........the water is pristine, the views gorgeous, great covered picnic facilities, even scooter accessible paths....More

2  Thank carole070
Reviewed 13 May 2010

I went to Emerson Point for the first time on 5/11/10 and was very disappointed. I could not wade and fish, because almost the entire shorleine of the Point was being used by a very large group of foreign language speakers, with about 10 children,...More

2  Thank TonyFloridaUSA
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Darlene T
3 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
21 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