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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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Worth it to stop

If you are out in Myakka State park, it is definitely worth it to park the car and to the canopy walk. It is an easy trail and not too taxing to climb the walkway towers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Fredericton, Canada
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Fredericton, Canada
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127 reviews 127 reviews
72 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you are out in Myakka State park, it is definitely worth it to park the car and to the canopy walk. It is an easy trail and not too taxing to climb the walkway towers.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Not terrible. But not too exciting. We saw nothing on the bird walk. The overhead bridge is approximately 60 ft long and 40 ft in the air. It was not at all what we expected. We spent very little time there. If you want to have an airboat ride, hike or go camping I guess it's pretty good.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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257 reviews 257 reviews
69 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Just about anyone can handle this short 30 minute, well groomed hiking trail. There are many informative signs along the way regarding the plant and animal life. The Canopy Trail was cool even on a hot sticky day. If you have the ability, you really have to climb the towers and cross the suspension bridge between the two towers. The... More 

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Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This was a nice walk with a view, we walked the nature trail and the canopy.I would recommend this more so than the alligator tours. But if you want to alligators there are plenty.

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Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Fun to look at the canopy from above. Loved seeing the various air plants, ferns. It was fun to walk across the suspension bridge with the canopy below.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A serious competitor to a stairmaster workout, but well worth the effort. On a clear day you can certainly get a panoramic view of the area surrounding Myakka State Park.

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NJ
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This well-manicured short trail under the Florida Oaks and local cabbage palms takes you to a tower where you can climb a staircase to the top of the trees for magnificent 360 degree views. There are benches for those who are not inclined to do the stairs or enjoy the heights... but it will be worth your while if you... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Our walk with friends to the observation tower went uneventful, but on the way back, the leader which happened to be my husband, took a wrong turn off the trail and we ended up in the swampy part of this vast wooded park. Before we knew it we were totally lost. Cell phones do not not work there; no water,... More 

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Venice
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81 reviews 81 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

If you get there when the weather is perfect, the sights are spectacular, walking the canopy or spotting the many gators in the park. As far as a state Park, this is one of the best in Florida and well worth the drive out there from Sarasota.

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Nashville
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

It was really neat to climb the 2 towers. The tallest one looked over the canopy of trees. It gently swayed which was why I said it was a little scary. We had hoped to see some eagles but didn't. Next time we will bring binoculars! A great way to spend the day along with the boat ride, café, and... More 

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