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Myakka Canopy Walkway

Address: Myakka River State Park, Useful for Gps, Sarasota, FL
Phone Number: 941-361-6511
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Ranked #29 of 133 things to do in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Observation decks & towers, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Bridges, Observation decks & towers, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

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NJ
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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78 reviews 78 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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79 reviews 79 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Shorewood, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

...from the top of the forest. Lots to see and learn. A wonderful and very different tour. Children will enjoy this, too.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

What a peaceful afternoon watching the birds. We got to see a red shoulder Hawk, perched in the tree next to the boardwalk. Saw to eagles fishing, too!

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Middletown, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Made a stop while visiting the park. Short easy walk to the walkway. The walkway itself is not very high thus it is easy for all ages to walk up the steps and walk across the walkway. But while there, climb the 70 foot tower and look out over the park. On our trip it was windy which caused some... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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111 reviews 111 reviews
41 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Mayakka State Park and the Canopy Walkway are a great place to spend a few hours. It only costs $6 a carload to get in. There are walking paths throughout but the Canopy Walk is the highlight. You walk back into the woods to a high swinging bridge that connects to a very high look-out tower. You can see over... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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150 reviews 150 reviews
39 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This was a fairly large natural reserve where we saw alligators, deer in the wild. The canopy walk was short but was exciting climbing up all the way an take in the scenery. There are a lot of trail walks and a great place to spend the afternoon.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I've been to this park 5 times and will go back every time I come to Sarasota.The birdwalk is absolutely fantastic, with great views of amazing birds. Loved all the little signs with the names of sponsor of the deck. The canopy walk is a must see place for children and adults. It is touching to see from above how... More 

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