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Myakka Canopy Walkway

Myakka River State Park, Sarasota, FL
941-361-6511
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78%
Ranked #17 of 49 Attractions in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
Attraction details
Type: Bridges, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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New York
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156 reviews 156 reviews
89 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This (along with the new concession stand) is one of the newest additions to Myakka River State Park, built and financed by a combination of local and international sponsors. I reviewed it 2 years ago, and now have returned. (I went last year as well, but it was a "washout", in heavy rain - not so exciting as on a... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The whole park is a great break from the beach scene, but the canopy walk is a huge surprise and well-worth a trip out. There's a great visitor's center there as well with food and drink and scenic views.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

While I enjoyed the park, I found the canopy tour a little weak. The canopy tour and nature walk didn't take forty minutes. It was only about 80 feet high with 360 degree views. Couldn't see much besides the immediate area. For a child under 12 this might be great. Any teen or an adult probably won't be impressed. Perhaps... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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14 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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