Emerson Point Preserve

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Emerson Point Preserve is located in Palmetto, Florida, a nature retreat, not only for wildlife, but for outdoor adventures that respect the preservation of nature. It is a recreation area with exceptional views of Tampa Bay.

The preserve is home to many trails. Cyclists and walkers share these trails which extend great distances along the coast. Because these trails are so well maintained, many disabled people find the trails easier to navigate. In fact, because it is kept free of pets, the walks are very clean and much more natural.

The preserve has a number of canoe type runs where visitors can paddle away from the numerous beaches and head into the bay to see blue herons, snowy herons and even spoonbills, as well as large gulls. From time to time it is not uncommon for canoeists to come alongside dolphin pods and get a friendly greeting with from wet noses. At other times, when canoeists least expect it, birds swoop down and use their canoe for an easy ride to shore.

The preserve is amongst the best for viewing birds. Its trails are renowned for the number of natural bird habitats, as well as nesting spots.

Emerson Point Preserve aims to care for wildlife and teach those that use it to do the same. In the process, the best thing about the preserve is that humans and wildlife can share its beautiful landscapes whilst ensuring that each one survives into another century.

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