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Robinson Nature Preserve

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Address: 1704 99th St NW, Bradenton, FL
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An oasis of calm and tranquility

Truly beautiful area of salt marsh and mangroves enclosed on one side by the bayou and to the north by Tampa Bay. All the 'usual suspects' - Ospreys, Ibises, Egrets and Herons... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Truly beautiful area of salt marsh and mangroves enclosed on one side by the bayou and to the north by Tampa Bay. All the 'usual suspects' - Ospreys, Ibises, Egrets and Herons - are to be found in terms of birdlife and much more besides. Looks like perfect alligator habitat but as there only appears to be saltwater here that... More 

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a regular stop for us when we are in the area. Very clean and well maintained. Always see some interesting birds here and we particularly enjoy the tower and the trail that borders the bay. There is a bike trail and a launch where you can put your own kayak or paddleboard in or rent one by the... More 

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Brunswick, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We reserved kayaks on what turned out to be a rainy day in February, and, as a result ended up unexpectedly wet, but it was so pleasant to follow the lazy twists and turns of the swamp, and see so much birdlife, that we didn't really care. What a serene and lovely spot!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Check the forecast before you go- if the temperature is predicted to be over 75 ride your bikes or kayak. Beautiful, well maintained area but little shade along the paths. Sun hats and sun screen needed. I am directionally challenged- the paths are not well marked. Were it not for my wise groom of almost 40 years, I might still... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stroll, walk, hike, jog, cycle, bird watch, fish, kayak, or sit and day dream. There are about four miles of trails that pass over canals and through mangroves overlooking tidal ponds of fish and wading birds. There is a tower where you can have views of the area and Tampa bay to the Skyway bridge. On the ground, standing on... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like to walk, bike, kayak or simply experience nature, this park is it. You can expend a lot of energy on the beautiful trails which can be paved and easy or more of a challenge on the shell trails by the bay. You can do as much or little as you want and enjoy an hours walk to... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After visiting the botanical gardens opposite, we stopped for picnic at the Preserve (where there are also BBQ facilities toilets etc. We took a walk then to the watchtower and on to the shore, crossing mangrove creeks. Lots to see, if you look up and down, and not just straight ahead. Saw a hermit crab in a crown whelk battling... More 

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like being on the water, you can tour this preserve by kayak. Contact; jeff at surferbus.com.

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Bradenton, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This park is a real gem. A great place to bring the grandkids if you need to wear them out. The tower view of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge is wonderful. The trails are fun and there were lots of kayakers. The introductory exhibits and the welcome center were well done. Bring visitors!

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Walking and climbing the tower, biking along the many paths, and kayaking on the water all have allowed the family to experience many types of adventures. Wildlife abound - spoonbills, coyotes, lots of little crabs, osprey.

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