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Robinson Nature Preserve

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Address: 1704 99th St NW, Bradenton, FL
Phone Number: +1 941-748-4501
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Great time of year for a visit to Robinson Preserve

November is a great time to visit Robinson. The weather is great and the preserve is beautiful. A great variety of ecosystems. Bring your bike for a lovely ride along the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Creekstone4505
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Ellenton, Florida
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Ellenton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

November is a great time to visit Robinson. The weather is great and the preserve is beautiful. A great variety of ecosystems. Bring your bike for a lovely ride along the trails. See the "other" side of Florida.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A lovely place to walk or run or cycle. Different ecosystems, variety of habitats. The tower is worth a visit!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent just a short time here on Thanksgiving day. It seems like a great place to get bring your kayak, bike, or walking shoes and get outdoors. A kayak aunch is available with easy access, lots of paths for walking or biking. The view from the observation tower is nice with Tampa Bay and the Skyway bridge in the background.... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great preserve with lots of natural environment on the water They just expanded The Preserve. This is a great place to walk run ride your bike for your dog just sit and read. If you live in the area don't miss the Robinson preserve 5K and 10K a great event.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been visiting Robinson's since it first opened and on every visit there is something new to see or an enhancement of some kind. Since our last visit the trails have been extended and there is now an additional entrance from the causeway on Manatee Avenue. We prefer to visit early when here are less people (although we have never... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We regularly ride our bikes or paddle or boards through the preserve. You can enter from the main park entrance or access it from the south along Manatee Blvd between the mainland and Anna Maria island. If you have the energy, ride from there over to Anna Maria and grab some lunch to refuel for the ride back. Great paths,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a FREE preserve. Nice bathroom facilities and a free parking lot. There is a beautiful visitor center and a nice little playground for small kids. The conservation efforts have been noticeable and the preserve is expanding even further. You will see what native plant species look like, no nasty pesticides and fake grass. You can go biking, part... More 

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Thank MarthaBryan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Need a bit of me time. Take yourself to Robinson Preserve. Walk, sit and enjoy the day. Good for solo or a group. Just enjoy nature close to home .

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great and FREE preserve with a brand new extension now. Several trails will take you anywhere from 6 - 11 miles. It's great for bikes! And it's dog friendly. You can call ahead to a kayak rental (or bring your own) because the water trails through the preserve will take you all the way out to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Accessible from 2 entrances, this is a great walk with several different walk lengths depending on how you feel and of course time scale. Also has a boat ramp for kayaking and a bit of fishing. The viewing tower has great views of the Manatee River and surrounding area. At the main entrance there is a small house that has... More 

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