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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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I will not over sell but this place is a must see and if you look a bit to the right you will see my old sailing grounds and a nemesis for unaware sailors to the left.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Pleasant Lake, Indiana
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Pleasant Lake, Indiana
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I will not over sell but this place is a must see and if you look a bit to the right you will see my old sailing grounds and a nemesis for unaware sailors to the left.

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Palmetto, Florida
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much to see here - no sandy beach. Lots of parking. Stairs going up side of Indian burial mound with benches on the top to view the Manatee River and the Gulf of Mexico. Very hot with no shade. I think putting stairs and benches on an Indian burial mound is disrespectful.

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Concord NH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place this is! So much to see and do and ever so pretty! We hiked, had a picnic by the Terra Ceia bay, and kayaked twice. Love it here and definitely recommend it!

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Monroe, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place to go lay on a low key beach.. We went here because it was too windy to go the gulf. Very serene and so relaxing. Bring a good book and just relax

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Emerson Point Preserve is not the largest or flashiest of Florida's many nature preserves. But it is the one that touches our hearts most deeply. The burial mound, with trees like gods, is a place to bring your prayers and renew your spirit. There are plenty of trails, a beautiful lake frequented by a variety of wildlife including roseate spoonbills,... More 

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Homosassa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only is this place a must see for persons interested in Mound Cultures, but also for those who appreciate the tranquility of lapping water and outstanding views. There are walking trails, picnic tables, and a paved bike trail. The flora is lush, and the grounds are well kept. So glad to have come here! When we are in the... More 

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St. John's, Newfoundland And Labrador, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we visit Emerson primarily for birding. The park contains several trails through oak hammocks, mangroves, etc. and during migration can be a stopover for several species.

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Eufaula, Alabama
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Friday afternoon in February. It was pretty busy. Lots of dogs, as it is dog friendly. Picnic tables, trails, place to launch canoes and kayaks.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful park!! My sister and I hiked most of the trails on a Sunday in February. The boardwalk, tower and trails offered beautiful views. The parking areas were clean. The beaches were lovely.

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Palmetto, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This park is lovely with a lot of historical things to see.. Nice shaded paths, great views of the Tampa Bay

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