Outdoor Adventures near us!

There is much to do at our resort and also in the immediate area; find places for hiking and biking, paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming, fishing, nature discovery, history exploration and much more. The good news is that you can enjoy these activities ALL YEAR LONG at The Cove. Since we are located in Central W. Coast Florida, the climate remains perfect for RVers who use outdoor recreation to “unplug” from daily routine. Below are a number of places close to The Cove that you may enjoy either for a few hours or all day long!

(See area map of locations)

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Emerson Point Preserve

(7.2 miles from The Cove)

Beach, fishing, grills, 3 pavilions, restrooms, kayaking, hike & bike trails, observation tower, and history.

This popular place has something for everyone. A paved bike trail (1.5 miles) starts at the entrance and leads to the end of the peninsula. Here, you can picnic and walk along a beach front trail. The hiking trails (about 3 miles) takes you to the various attraction points on the peninsula. An observation tower provides a breath taking view of Terra Ceia Bay, Tampa Bay, Manatee River, the Gulf of Mexico and the Skyway bridge. It’s spectacular!

Lastly, there’s ancient history and pioneer history to see at the Portavant Temple Mound. The mound rises up 150 feet with towering oaks at the summit. The mound is estimated to be approximately 1000 years old. 

Robinson Preserve

Robinson Preserve

(12.4 miles from The Cove)

Beach, canoe/kayak launch, fishing, grills, playground, pavilion, restrooms, hike/bike trails, educational programs and events

Located in northwest Bradenton, Robinson Preserve spans 682 acres of coastal slat marsh and mangrove habitat. A 150 acre portion of the preserve represents newly restored Florida habitat from disturbed farmland. Now, the land once again supports our unique local wildlife such as wood storks, white pelicans, bald eagles and more.

In addition to 7.5 miles of hiking trails, including a 2.5 rubberized ‘pedestrian only’ trail, the preserve has a unique educational component called “The Nest.” It stands for The center of Nature, Experience, Science, and Technology. This new location will begin spearheading educational and fitness related events in 2023. Currently, there is a weekly walk/run group with a trainer as well as periodic youth activities. Of note, The Nest is now hosting a unique form of immersive escape room experience called “Escape the Nest.

Fun, Education and plenty of trails!

Terra Ceia State Park

Paddle Manatee

Our county is fast becoming a mecca for paddling enthusiasts. Here is a resource that provides more details specific to paddling. 

Terra Ceia State Park

Florida in the raw!

(3.4 miles from The Cove)

9 miles of walking trails, kayaking, fishing, bird watching and nature observation.  

This park’s 2,000 acres encompass mangrove forests, freshwater and saltwater wetlands, and uplands communities.

As you kayak or canoe through the preserve, you’ll wind through tunnels of thick mangrove forest and see nature up close. There are two launches found on Bishop Harbor Road and Stotz Road.

Freshwater and saltwater make up Terra Ceia Bay, meaning that there is an array of fish in the waters. Cast a line in the tea-colored waters and hook your catch of the day!

 There are 9 miles of trails which are open to foot traffic. These trails are not paved and some portions are comprised of softer sand that is not conducive to biking.  

There are over 300 google reviews from visitors over the years. They rave about the beauty, the fishing, the kayaking and more. They also caution that there are no restrooms or other facilities. Many visitors suggest good shoes or boots, long pants and no matter what, DON’T FORGET THE BUG SPRAY!

Call 941-723-4536 or visit for information. 

Paddling The Cove

See the nature you can experience paddling through the Terra Ceia Bay and surrounding preserves.

De Soto National Memorial

 (11.2 miles from The Cove)

Short nature trails, guided tours, visitor center, educational programs, children’s summer activities, beach, fishing, kayaking & more.

Whether you’re young or old, DeSoto National Memorial is a fantastic venue to spend a few hours soaking in the rich controversial history surrounding conquistador Hernando DeSoto and his arrival to Florida in 1539. With 9 ships, 600 soldiers, clergy, craftsman and supplies, there remains a plethora of artifacts which provide insight to how life was during this time. 

During the months of December through April, visitors can observe a living history camp. Each year. at the end of the season, a live  reenactment is performed which carefully depicts DeSoto’s landing on the beaches of Tampa Bay.

During the summer, activities are geared towards children and include fishing clinics, kayak tours, and immersive escape room experiences.

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See a collection of videos which feature the places on this page. Visit our YouTube playlist.

So what about Fido?

A dog needs a day off too!

At Fisherman’s Cove we have a fenced dog run where your pet has the space to roam free for regular daily exercise!

On weekends or special occasions however, there are places with wide open spaces where Fido can run wild and free!. At a dog park, you’ll certainly get your exercise , but also get to see your animal at it’s best – running free with no personal territory to protect. It’s amazing to see all the dogs get a long like they’ve been friends for years!

Manatee Dog Parks

Manatee county has 4 places you can check out for your pet. The hours of operation and park amenities vary so be sure to contact them before venturing out!

      Laurie Crawford Dog Park

        Blackstone Dog Park

        Dog Leg Canine Park

        Paw Patch Dog Patch

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Outdoor Recreation near us!

There are many picturesque places to experience the great outdoors in Manatee and neighboring counties. So for this page, we’ve chosen to introduce places that are within 30 to 45 minutes of The Cove. Each place has a variety of activities that will keep you busy for a few hours or an entire day. Be sure to visit the YouTube playlist link (below) to see videos that provide a short visual introduction to each location!

Emerson Point Preserve

(7.2 miles from The Cove)

Beach, fishing, grills, 3 pavilions, restrooms, hike & bike trails, observation tower, and history.

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This popular place has something for everyone. A paved bike trail (1.5 miles) starts at the entrance and leads to the end of the peninsula. Here, you can picnic and walk along a beach front trail. The hiking trails (about 3 miles) takes you to the various attraction points on the peninsula. An observation tower provides a breath taking view of Terra Ceia Bay, Tampa Bay, Manatee River, the Gulf of Mexico and the Skyway bridge. It’s spectacular!

Lastly, there’s ancient history and pioneer history to see at the Portavant Temple Mound. The mound rises up 150 feet with towering oaks at the summit. The mound is estimated to be approximately 1000 years old. 

Robinson Preserve

(12.4 miles from The Cove)

Beach, canoe & kayak launch,  fishing, grills,  playground, pavilion, restrooms, hike/bike trails, educational programs and events

Located in northwest Bradenton, Robinson Preserve spans 682 acres of coastal slat marsh and mangrove habitat. A 150 acre portion of the preserve represents newly restored Florida habitat from disturbed farmland. Now, the land once again supports our unique local wildlife such as wood storks, white pelicans, bald eagles and more.

In addition to 7.5 miles of hiking trails, including a 2.5 rubberized ‘pedestrian only’ trail, the preserve has a unique educational component called “The Nest.” It stands for The center of Nature, Experience, Science, and Technology. This new location will begin spearheading educational and fitness related events in 2023. Currently, there is a weekly walk/run group with a trainer as well as periodic youth activities. Of note, The Nest is now hosting a unique form of immersive escape room experience called “Escape the Nest.

Terra Ceia State Park

Nature in the raw!

(3.4 miles from The Cove)

9 miles of walking trails, kayaking, fishing, bird watching and nature observation

Terra Ceia State Park

This park’s 2,000 acres encompass mangrove forests, freshwater and saltwater wetlands, and uplands communities.

As you kayak or canoe through the preserve, you’ll wind through tunnels of thick mangrove forest and see nature up close. There are two launches found on Bishop Harbor Road and Stotz Road.

Freshwater and saltwater make up Terra Ceia Bay, meaning that there is an array of fish in the waters. Cast a line in the tea-colored waters and hook your catch of the day! 

There are 9 miles of trails which are open to foot traffic. These trails are not paved and some portions are comprised of softer sand that is not conducive to biking.  

There are over 300 google reviews from visitors over the years. They rave about the beauty, the fishing, the kayaking and more. They also caution that there are no restrooms or other facilities. Many visitors suggest good shoes or boots, long pants and no matter what, DON’T FORGET THE BUG SPRAY!

Call 941-723-4536 or visit for information. 

Paddle the Cove!

See the nature you can experience paddling through the Terra Ceia Bay andthe surrounding aquatic preserves.

Paddle Manatee

Our county is fast becoming a mecca for paddling enthusiasts. Here is a resource that provides more details specific to paddling. 

DeSoto National Memorial

 (11.2 miles from The Cove)

Short nature trails, guided tours, visitor center, educational programs, children’s summer activities, beach, fishing & more.

 

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Whether you’re young or old, DeSoto National Memorial is a fantastic venue to spend a few hours soaking in the rich controversial history surrounding conquistador Hernando DeSoto and his arrival to Florida in 1539. With 9 ships, 600 soldiers, clergy, craftsman and supplies, there remains a plethora of artifacts which provide insight to how life was during this time.
During the months of December through April, visitors can observe a living history camp. Each year. at the end of the season, a live reenactment is performed which carefully depicts DeSoto’s landing on the beaches of Tampa Bay.
During the summer, activities are geared towards children and include fishing clinics, kayak tours, and immersive escape room experiences.

So what
about Fido?

Because a dog needs
a day off too!

At Fisherman’s Cove we have a fenced dog run where your pet has the space to roam free for regular daily exercise!

On weekends or special occasions however, there are places with wide open spaces where Fido can run wild and free!. At a dog park, you’ll certainly get your exercise , but also get to see your animal at it’s best – running free with no personal territory to protect. It’s amazing to see all the dogs get a long like they’ve been friends for years!

Manatee Dog Parks

Manatee county has 4 places you can check out for your pet. The hours of operation and park amenities vary so be sure to contact them before venturing out!

   

See a collection of videos which feature the places on this page. Visit our YouTube playlist.

Plan an Epic Florida RV Get-a-way!

Call us today at
941-842-0753

For other videos about our awesome RV Lifestyle at Fisherman’s Cove and the surrounding area, please visit our YouTube channel and remember to SUBSCRIBE!

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