Robinson Preserve gallery

Perico Bayou at Robinson Preserve - Cindy Lane | Sun

The 637-acre Robinson Preserve, bordered by the Manatee River, Tampa Bay, Palma Sola Bay and Perico Bayou, offers dog-friendly hiking, biking and kayak trails and tours of the historic Valentine House, which was relocated by barge from Palmetto.

The preserve, at 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton, opens at 7:30 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m. daily. Entrances are at the western end of 17th Avenue Northwest in Bradenton, at the end of 9th Avenue Northwest and on the south side of Manatee Avenue west of the Perico Island Bridge.