Hiking and biking trail as well as kayaking and canoeing options in and around Manatee County are plentiful, all offering slightly different trail lengths and terrain types.
Robinson Preserve: Located at 1704 99th Street North West. Heading toward the beaches , take a right on 75th Street and head north, the turn left on 17th Avenue North Robinson's Preserve is on the corner of 17th and 99th.
Emerson Point Preserve: From Bradenton, take U.S. 41 North across Manatee River, then turn left on 10th Street, heading west. Turn left on Tarpon and follow the signs west to Emerson Point Preserve, which is at the end of Snead Island.
Lake Manatee State Park: Head east on State Road 64 and look for the signs on the left. The entrance to the trails are about one mile east of the park.
Rays Canoe Hideaway: Go east on State Road 64 and turn left on Upper Manatee River Road. The road will wind north, then east. Turn left on Hagle Park Road and take it to the end.
Coquina BayWalk: Take Manatee Avenue toward the beaches, then turn left and head south on Gulf Drive. After about 3.5 miles, look for the signs on the left.
Myakka River State Park: From Bradenton, take I-75 south. Take exit 205, State Road 72 east and into the park to the main gate.
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