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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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Cleveland, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 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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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Definitely not worth the trip if this is all you do. A walk up one tower, a short walk across a single bridge, then a walk up the tower at the other end. Took just a few minutes. But free, so fun. A nice view. And not too scary even for those afraid of heights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The canopy is amazing. There is an overlook of the land and is breath taking. I would definitely recommend this fun and natural place with all sorts of nature to explore.

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North Miami Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The climb above the tree tops wasn't quite as high as I expected, though it was a nice view of trees in the park. But climb to the top of the tower (76.1 ft ) and what a view you see - trees and water as far as you can see and not a single hi-rise! How refreshing! A must... More

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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
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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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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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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