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Myakka Canopy Walkway

Address: Myakka River State Park, Useful for Gps, Sarasota, FL
Phone Number: 941-361-6511
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79%
Ranked #16 of 55 Attractions in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Bridges, Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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111 reviews 111 reviews
41 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Mayakka State Park and the Canopy Walkway are a great place to spend a few hours. It only costs $6 a carload to get in. There are walking paths throughout but the Canopy Walk is the highlight. You walk back into the woods to a high swinging bridge that connects to a very high look-out tower. You can see over... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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34 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This was a fairly large natural reserve where we saw alligators, deer in the wild. The canopy walk was short but was exciting climbing up all the way an take in the scenery. There are a lot of trail walks and a great place to spend the afternoon.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I've been to this park 5 times and will go back every time I come to Sarasota.The birdwalk is absolutely fantastic, with great views of amazing birds. Loved all the little signs with the names of sponsor of the deck. The canopy walk is a must see place for children and adults. It is touching to see from above how... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We are big outoor lovers and always seek adventurous stuff. Climbing the tower and walking over the canopy bridge was fun. Also, we took a walk on the path near tge canopy and saw some nice animals - a deer directly crossing our way, pack (7!!!) of turkeys, some other birds. This was much better than the boat ride. Don't... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Our grandchildren loved it. We took some great pictures. Mostly they liked the boat tour. There were Gators to see, photo and eat in the restaurant.

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New York
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This (along with the new concession stand) is one of the newest additions to Myakka River State Park, built and financed by a combination of local and international sponsors. I reviewed it 2 years ago, and now have returned. (I went last year as well, but it was a "washout", in heavy rain - not so exciting as on a... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The whole park is a great break from the beach scene, but the canopy walk is a huge surprise and well-worth a trip out. There's a great visitor's center there as well with food and drink and scenic views.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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97 reviews 97 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

While I enjoyed the park, I found the canopy tour a little weak. The canopy tour and nature walk didn't take forty minutes. It was only about 80 feet high with 360 degree views. Couldn't see much besides the immediate area. For a child under 12 this might be great. Any teen or an adult probably won't be impressed. Perhaps... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I like the canopy walkway. It is a short trail and easy to find. The but I surely enjoyed the tower that has a 76 foot observation platform. I thought it was just the bridge I was going to see. At the end of the wooden bridge I found this tower to climb up where I could find this most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I was expecting something grander than two towers bridged by a small hanging walkway, so in that respect it was underwhelming, BUT the views from the tops of the trees was amazing --especially as I got to enjoy seeing an approaching thunderstorm. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit just this one attraction, however, if you want to... More 

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