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“Great spot to walk, bike, observe nature”

Robinson Nature Preserve
Ranked #1 of 74 things to do in Bradenton
Certificate of Excellence
Useful Information: Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children
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Useful Information: Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

This is a hidden gem within this part of Florida. If I lived here, I would frequent this preserve often. You can walk for exercise and still see the natural flora, bird life and fish. Advantages include free parking and admission, well marked trails and a variety of points to stop and view the water and surroundings. The tower stop gives great elevation to view the preserve itself and out to Anna Maria Island and Sarasota. Lots of families with kids on bikes.

Thank Doctorj53
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Reviewed December 29, 2017

Fantastic place to walk, run, or bicycle. Free! Get away from it all for a little while with the beautiful, varied, and quiet scenery. The view from the top of the tower is spectacular. Visit for an hour or stay the afternoon.

2  Thank CorinneandJim
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Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to the Robinson Nature Preserve ever since my in-laws moved to Northwest Bradenton, about 10 years ago. I remember that on our first visit, it seemed rather stark and barren. Well, no more. It is lush and green and absolutely beautiful! The trails are well-maintained and there is a lot to see as far as native plant life and birds. We've seen the beautiful pink roseate spoonbill several times (yesterday afternoon!) as well as many species of heron. We like both walking and biking the trails and climbing the tower is always a highlight. What a treasure of a place!

1  Thank DelDenise
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Reviewed December 22, 2017

This is a little hidden gem in Bradenton with access to put in your kayak and quickly take off on a lovely paddle in the bay.

1  Thank Kelleygirl2
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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

A really good place to walk and see wildlife.

Free to enter, plenty of parking, toilets and a visitor centre.

You can pick up a guide at the entrance and then just walk as far as you want.

We ended up doing around 3 miles and didn't even cover the whole place.

There's a tall tower you can walk up with lovely views and all the paths are very clear and even.

Plenty of benches around to rest your legs and although a lot of the trail is in the sun there's lots of benches in the shade just off the path in a little cove by the water.

We spent a few hours here walking around but it could spend longer if you wanted to.

(There were a few people riding bikes around so I recommend you bring a bike if you have one as the path is so flat or would make a great ride)

1  Thank flashsam7267
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