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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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If you go to Myakka River State Park, there is no reason not to go for the Canopy Walkway, except if you're scared of heights :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Oslo, Norway
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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110 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

5 STARS for the walkway, 1 Star for having the wrong map on trip advisor. Have done this with children and adults and it is great. Your head is just above the tree tops so the view is unbelievable

Thank Lowell B
Sherwood, Wisconsin
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based on other reviews, I thought this might be worth doing. Forget it. The canopy walk is a waste of time. Climb up about 50 ft to a swaying wooden suspension bridge. Walk (one at a time) across the bridge to another tower, then up some more steps. Stand on a wooden deck over looking the park and land to... More 

Thank Sandonthebeach
Dunlap, Illinois
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you haven't done much this may seem like something, but this barely qualifies as a tall deck in my book. Most of the trails were flooded a week after a heavy rain.

Thank medtech78
Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you go to Myakka River State Park, there is no reason not to go for the Canopy Walkway, except if you're scared of heights :)

Thank OyvindHat
Peoria, Illinois
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52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Myakka State Park is beautiful park, but wish there was more explanation to the different areas of the park. If we had not been with someone who was familiar with the park we would not have seen half of what we saw. The canopy is a wooden structure over 100 feet high. It is all steps so if you... More 

1 Thank tirelady
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The walkway, and especially the (western?) tower offer, for those without acrophobia, spectacular views of Myakka. The walkway is very short, but does sway a bit, as do the towers. Sturdy railings made our party feel completely comfortable at all times

Thank JEM196204
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230 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is really in the trees. Well above the trees. It is a short walk to the wire in the trees. It is not that scary so give it a try.

Thank Daniel S
Melbourne, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The Canopy Walkway is 20 ft high 85 ft long, providing a great view of air plants and Spanish moss. The walkway tower is 74 ft high, which offers a great view of the tree tops, pinelands, hammocks, wetlands, and bird life. A must see for the kids.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

if you are going to myakka you should o to the canopy walk built between two wooden towers in the middle of the park the view is great. the span between the towers is safe with little sway. the kids loved climbing the towers and walking on the span. the walkway is located near parking and along a short walking... More 

2 Thank larryt887
Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I really liked the canopy walk! It is not long however, the most interesting is the climbing the observation tower. It really pays you the visit! The view is spectacular! To get there you had to pay the entrance fee at the State Park entrance (6$ per car)

2 Thank mizaika

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