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Myakka Canopy Walkway

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Address: Myakka River State Park, Useful for Gps, Sarasota, FL
Phone Number: +1 941-361-6511
08:00 - 18:30
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Well worth a drive to Myakka State Park.

The canopy walkway is fun even if you suffer from acrophopia like I do. great views from the top. You could also see some alligators, lots of different birds, and maybe some deer... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The canopy walkway is fun even if you suffer from acrophopia like I do. great views from the top. You could also see some alligators, lots of different birds, and maybe some deer or some wild pigs!

Thank AmishDan
West Palm Beach
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are going to visit Myakka River State Park, the canopy walkway gives you a very nice almost aerial view of the park and shouldn't be missed. It is a someone strenuous climb all the way to the top. I thought it was worth it. I believe the height might be about 80 feet or so but that is... More 

Thank FloridaSunDevil
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in the park then it would be a shame to miss this as the view from the top is spectacular. I would not recommend doing this if you are scared of heights or grossly unfit as there are several flights of stairs to climb. However the wobbly bridge at canopy height is great fun for children and... More 

Thank Button1968
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Sorry to read the negative comments, about... it's to short, or the walkway is shakey......GET OVER IT! This canopy walk will survive a hurricane, due to its "flexible" construction. It's true that this is not a spectacular attraction, built for a theme park that would charge a hundred bucks admission, so please go with the flow, or don't go at... More 

3 Thank Daryl111
Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

If you are out in Myakka State Park make sure to take a few minutes to climb the tower and do the canopy walk. It is much shorter than the pictures imply, but the walk from the parking area is not long, and it is just a few flights of stairs up to the swinging bridge.

Thank Swaagk
Spring Hill, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The Myakka canopy walkway is the highlight of this park for me. It's a wooden walkway built at treetop level that you climb a series of stairs to get to. The walkway is 25 feet up, but it feels a lot higher than that when you're up there. You cross a suspension bridge to get there and the tower sways... More 

1 Thank Yessyhara
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We ventured out to the park one afternoon. We enjoyed the drive through the park as well as the walking paths. Saw lots of birds and a couple alligators.

1 Thank 1memawx3
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We're just getting into hiking and our kids got us a book on trails in southwest Florida. The Myakka Canopy Walkway is a kick. Lots of fun, easy hiking and even the gift shop is a fun to find a few souvenirs of the day. The park is well kept with plenty of choices for longer hikes. Plenty of birds... More 

1 Thank SkipCohen
Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

A welcome break from the typical beach day. $6.oo for a car load for entrance into the state park. Big alligators and interesting birds.

2 Thank aaronschlett
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This was a great place to visit. I walked the bridge and climbed to the top on the other side. Signage could have been better to find this spot since there are so many places and spots to see here. It took us awhile to find this spot. I wish they had more things in the park like this!

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