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Emerson Point Preserve

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Bike ride

While visiting friends on the island we joined them on their everyday bike ride to the point. We... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2018
Lake City, Michigan
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Back to Nature in January

While I wouldn't want to go there in the middle of summer, it is a perfect winter day park. We... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2018
Inverness, Florida
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

While visiting friends on the island we joined them on their everyday bike ride to the point. We always see a variety of wildlife. Very peaceful place.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 248tomr
Reviewed 30 January 2018

While I wouldn't want to go there in the middle of summer, it is a perfect winter day park. We walked about 4 miles, many trail distance options. The park is well maintained and a continual work in progress with new plantings and erosion prevention...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Emerson Point Preserve has come a long way. It had one dirt road entering and leaving. Now it has become very very nice. It has paved roads bicycle Road trails that lead back along the river that you see a lot of Wildlife which is...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Ron s
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Emerson point is a lovely preserve with plenty of walking trails in different habitats, picnic tables, an information center. Well worth your time if you enjoy being outside. The restrooms by the information center are clean and there is a portable toilet down at the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank gulfcoastbreezes
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Emerson Point Preserve is a relaxing way to spend the afternoon. Don't let a handful of negative reviews deter you from visiting. It's a nice little county park at the end of Snead Island. There are interesting sights to see and there are plenty of...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Chris C
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped her for our day trip, there is a beach walk that is little rough with low branches and roots so bike or wheelchair wouldnt workbut along the way in other spots ramps so no problems. Fishing is allowed in sections some chairs to sit...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We truly enjoyed our New Year (2018) walk through the Preserve. Nothing flashy here - what you WILL find is peace, quiet and introspection. Local fauna and flora are abundant and in their natural state. Large, mature trees with skirts and tails of Spanish moss...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank AJTraveller2014
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

This is a really nice park on Snead Island. We just walked the trails. However, there were people fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking, biking, picnicking, and walking dogs! The fish were jumping in the water. The views are great and you can see the Skyway Bridge....More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank gcbreezes
Reviewed 9 December 2017

We love to go here and enjoy the breezes coming off the water or hiking the trails. This is Florida, the way it was eons ago. No hassles, and they have a number of picnic tables/grills. See wild waterfowl and who knows what other critters...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Wendell T
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Preserve does not charge an admission. Many trails and lookouts for hiking. We chose a beach trail along the gulf with nice views of Anna Maria Island and of the Skyway bridge to St. Pete! Lots of inexpensive fun!

Date of experience: December 2017
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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