Robinson Preserve gallery

Mangroves line an estuary at Robinson Preserve. Cindy Lane | Sun

The 637-acre Robinson Preserve, bordered by the Manatee River, Tampa 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 and on the south side of Manatee Avenue west of the Perico Island Bridge.