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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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A wonderful way to spend a few hours and see some wildlife up close.

The Canopy was OK, but the 1 hour boat ride was very worthwhile. If you like Alligators and beautiful birds, this is very worthwhile.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Lambertville, New Jersey
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Lambertville, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The Canopy was OK, but the 1 hour boat ride was very worthwhile. If you like Alligators and beautiful birds, this is very worthwhile.

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Bradenton, Florida
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

After a pleasant shaded hike thru the trees you arrive at the stairs that take you 7 stories up to walk above the trees. Yes, it is very high but one does feel safe. Afterwards you can take a ride on a tour boat to see wildlife and the alligators in the park. If you have an RV you can... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The stairs lead to a walk way amongst the trees of Myakka River State Park. If you visit the park this is a must for the semi adventurous. There is a short walk from the parking lot and it gets busy from mid morning on every weekend but we never waited more then 5 minutes. Enjoy the relaxing walk among... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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40 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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86 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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20 helpful votes 20 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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Additional Information about Myakka Canopy Walkway

Address: Address: Myakka River State Park, Useful for Gps, Sarasota, FL
Phone Number: 941-361-6511
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

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