Program Details

Emerson Point Preserve Kayak Launch

September 7 / 9:00 AM - September 7 / 5:00 PM

Drala Walks are an opportunity to experience the power of nature in connection with our mindfulness practice.

Join us for a 2.7 mile walk in this unique 1,000 year old historic site.

Emerson Point has a special location at the mouth of the Manatee River where it meets Lower Tampa Bay. Explore the preserve's unique history and wander the shady trails through the tropical hammock.

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.

Historical resources include the Portavant Temple Mound, southwest Florida's largest Native American Temple Mound, and the surrounding midden complex. A Welcome/Ranger Station is open Friday and Saturday for visitors to the preserve.

Multi-use trails and boardwalks are aligned so that the natural habitat and cultural resources will be protected. There are two small picnic shelters available for small gatherings. There is also a large ten table picnic shelter available for rental/reservation. A canoe/kayak launch allows access to the tidal canals and Terra Ceia Bay.

This is intended to be a walk, but if you care for an afternoon paddle through the mangroves we can discuss that possibility as well. We will meet at the parking next to the canoe launch.

Please bring plenty of water, sun and bug spray, and some food.

See you there!

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