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Myakka Canopy Walkway

Myakka River State Park, Sarasota, FL
941-361-6511
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Ranked #25 of 88 attractions in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Observation Decks/ Towers
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A bit of a walk, but fine for most. Excellent views from the top. Definitely worth going to if at Myakka!

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The canopy walk allows you to see great views across the park. It's not massively long but it doesn't need to be. Once you get to the other end you are able to climb a tower to experience even better views. It is most certainly very relaxing to take in the scenery.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

After reading up online, I thought this would be a great day trip down from Tampa, we were a little disappointed. We got there at 12 only to find, the airboat only runs twice a day during summer, :( and then we got to the walkway and it is only a few 100 ft long and the tower is a... More

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sarasota FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is a special treat when you visit the park. Always a great place to take guests to see alligators and birds.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The canopy walk was a great attraction for our family. My 5 and 2 year old loved walking across the bridge and climbing up to the lookout. If you don't want to take the 40 minute hike to the canopy walk (especially if you have small children), go in through the exit of the trail and you will reach the... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We enjoyed the walkway and tower. Its neat to take the walkway as it moves some as you cross over. That adds a bit more to the adventure of being up in the trees. It allows you to see the vegetation up close. The tower is the finale and is worth the tour. Its quite nice to get up so... More

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Pentwater, Michigan
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8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The walkway was really short, and there wasn't a whole lot to see. The climb at the other side was kind of neat, but again, you really just see the tops of palm trees. The hike to the canopy was a good time... lots of picture opportunities.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Don't get my rating wrong - walkway is nice, but it is only approx. 60ft (20m) long, so do not have high expectations. Anyway, the view is nice, but the lookout tower standing at the end of the walkway provides much nicer view from high above the conopy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is a fabulous place to visit every time we travel to Sarasota! We all love to tour the lake on the airboat and see alligators.

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Great hiking area. Though high the canopy walk is excellent. You get a view from above the trees. A must do while in the Sarasota area.

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