Fodor's Expert Review Robinson Preserve

Bradenton House/Mansion/Villa

With miles of trails that wind through wetlands and mangroves to lookout towers and peaceful waterfront spots, this Manatee County park is a must for anyone who likes a quiet walk (or run) and sweeping views of the landscape and the wildlife that inhabit it. There's also a kayak launch here, which links into a network of trails for small watercraft. Toward the front of the property the historic Valentine House, which was moved from its original site in Palmetto and restored, now serves as a visitor center and offers a few wonders of its own, including reptiles and shells the kids will dig.

House/Mansion/Villa Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

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1704 99th St. NW
Bradenton, Florida  34209, USA

941-745–3723

robinsonpreserve.com

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