Bradenton features arts and culture along the Manatee River with fishing, boating and kayaking and near the beaches on the Gulf of Mexico; accommodations, Hotels, Motels, Travel lodging, Inns and Suies, vacation rentals, vacation condominiums, cottage rentals, vacation homes, hotels and motels, offering fun eco-friendly activities, nearby attractions, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife.
Bradenton, Florida at the mouth of the Manatee River and Tampa Bay is ideal for boating and fishing, golf and tennis and just a bridge away from expansive beaches.  Travel Lodging, hotels, motels, Inns and Suites, B&Bs, vacation condos, vacation homes and vacation rentals have easy access to Bradenton Beaches.
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Parks in Bradenton and Manatee County

The Visitor Information and vacation Travel Guide to Bradenton including
Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Coquina Beach, Cortez Beach, Manatee Beach & Anna Maria Beaches

  Arts / Entertainment
  Biking & Hiking
  Blues Festival
  Boats, Kayaks, Jet Skis
  Botanical Gardens
  Dog Parks / Beaches
  Fun Things To Do
  Parks - Preserves
  Real Estate
  Relocate & Re-invent
  Snorkeling / Scuba
  Sporting - Events

 Nearby Communities
  (listed north to south)
  Anna Maria Island
  Longboat Key
  Lido Key
  Siesta Key
  Casey Key
  Manasota Key

Emerson Point Preserve - Emerson Point Preserve is a 365 acre preserve located at the tip of Snead Island in western Palmetto. At Emerson Point, visitors can take in the beauty of Florida's wildlife and native plant communities while exploring both prehistoric and historic sites. Recreational opportunities include rollerblading, hiking, biking and fishing as well as two canoe & kayak launch areas. Additional amenities include an observation tower and two picnic pavilions.

Robinson Preserve -Robinson Preserve features numerous recreational opportunities for rollerblading, hiking, biking and fishing as well as canoe/kayak trails with storage and launch area. Additional amenities include an observation tower with views of Tampa Bay and the Skyway Bridge, platforms for eagle nesting, picnic and camping areas, and a historic visitor center.

Just south in Sarasota County is a new and extremely popular biking/hiking trail to consider.

Now labeled the Legacy Trail and Venetian Waterway, you can rollerblade, walk and peddle from Sarasotaís Clark Road all the way to Caspersen Beach on Venice Island. Folks flock to Caspersen Beach not just for a beautiful natural setting, but itís also "the prime" location for unearthing fossilized teeth of ancient sharks.

The eighteen mile paved trail travels through Oscar Scherer State Park... where wildlife viewing is excellent for... gopher tortoises, fox, bobcats and scrub jays. Rest areas and signage with historical facts are strategically placed along the way with plenty of natural beauty that includes water views from trestle bridges over Donna and Roberts Bays.

Ongoing Group Rides & Jogging Meets:

Cycling: Enjoy all levels of group training with morning, evening and weekend rides from Bradenton to Port Charlotte. More Info

Jogging: The Manasota Track Club has regular training runs from Englewood to Venice and Sarasota with morning evening and weekend runs for all levels. More Info

In summer months, sunscreen and of water are highly recommended.

Other State Parks and trails

Bradenton Florida with the beaches of Anna Maria on the Gulf of Mexico with expansive cool, soft white sandy beaches, lodging, vacation rentals, condominiums, cottages, homes, hotels and motels, offering fun eco-friendly activities, nearby attractions, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife.
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