Robinson Nature Preserve, Bradenton

4.8
#1 of 12 in Wildlife in Bradenton
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Bird-watch, fish, hike, kayak, canoe, or swim among coastal wetlands at Robinson Nature Preserve. Bring bug spray, a hat, and comfortable walking shoes and take to the trails to see wildlife. Walk to the lookout point to get a view of the whole park and its 197 hectares (487 acres). Kids can enjoy the small playground, and there is convenient stroller parking available. Restrooms and water fountains are available. Dogs on leashes are welcome. For Robinson Nature Preserve and beyond, use our Bradenton trip itinerary maker tool to get the most from your Bradenton vacation.
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  • This nature area has extensive and well-maintained biking and walking trails with boardwalks and observation towers which afford excellent birding and wildlife viewing opportunities. 
    This nature area has extensive and well-maintained biking and walking trails with boardwalks and observation towers which afford excellent birding and wildlife viewing opportunities.  more »
  • With lots of boardwalk, and trails with crushed shell, this preserve is very wheelchair and scooter friendly. It does have observation tower, but it is not accessible. There are several places to sit....  more
    With lots of boardwalk, and trails with crushed shell, this preserve is very wheelchair and scooter friendly. It does have observation tower, but it is not accessible. There are several places to sit....  more »
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  • I took the family to this location for the first time this past weekend. We had a nice time and walked a few miles together. There are paved, rock, and mulch-laid paths to walk on that are nice and wide. Kayaking is an option (I don't know if they rent them out though) on the waterways that intertwine the hard paths and there are at least two launch points. You can store your kayaks on site in locked locations. There is a lookout tower about 3 stories tall that was really nice. Many people brought their dogs, bikes, and or children to enjoy the park. Good, clean fun. I recommend this place highly.
  • Great little park on the West side of Bradenton. It has a perfect little launch spot for kayaking, canoeing, or paddle boarding. Wonderful water and mangrove habitat birding spot with a great lookout tower at least two stories high. And no alligators! I will be back to enjoy it again soon 🚣🏃🦅🦆

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