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Myakka Canopy Walkway

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Address: Myakka River State Park, Useful for Gps, Sarasota, FL
Phone Number: 941-361-6511
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8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

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Yup it's cool

This rises 7 stories to view the area above the trees, the walk itself keeps you in top of trees to see many different plants the also grow in Torres. Easy walk to get to it, tons... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Sylvia B
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This rises 7 stories to view the area above the trees, the walk itself keeps you in top of trees to see many different plants the also grow in Torres. Easy walk to get to it, tons of lizards to see on way, birds owls also

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Boca Raton, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The park has everything! Loved walking on the shaded paths through the woods. The canapy walk was fun and high! But, don't expect a long walkway - it's not. Overall, very glad I went.

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Portage, Michigan, United States
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Had a friend tell me about this. It's a short hike to the canopy. Canopy is a little rocky, but fun. Lots of stairs to climb to top of tower, it's 78ft in the air at the very top. This is so worth the climb, I have a bad knee and did this just fine. The view is to die... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My husband who didn't think he would be able to climb to the top of the canopy was pleasantly surprised that it was not that difficult at all. He thoroughly enjoyed the lookout from the top of the Myakka State Park and was pleased he had some bragging rights for his "senior citizen" golf buddies.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The walkway is undoubtedly good fun, but it's only 20m long or thereabouts! The highlight is really the tower at one end, which takes you high above the canopy - it's really quite impressive, and you need a half decent head for heights, but the view is stunning.

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Sarasota, Florida
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

If you like nature,you gotta try this. We saw so much wildlife,not just birds. We saw turkeys, deer, raccoons, osprey, vultures, cardinals, and lots of dragonflies for some reason. But very beautiful,lots of pictures and memories.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

It is 75' long and a good tree top view of the park. Not much else to really note - other than it's 75 feet.. I'm guessing if the park is busy there might be a wait because only 4 people are allowed on the canopy at one time. If you like parks and can spend the day, there are... More 

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Oakwood, Illinois
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The canopy walk gives you a bird's eye view inside of the canopy via a suspension bridge. The observation tower has spectacular views above the canopy.

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Manila, Philippines
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The canopy leads to the observation tower which is pretty high. Great views! The tower is about 75 feet high. The park itself covers about 58 square miles

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Worth the stop with or without kids. Some may be unable to do all the steps, but still interesting to see.

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