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“Bring your bikes!”

Myakka Canopy Walkway
Ranked #16 of 141 things to do in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 reviews
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“Bring your bikes!”
Reviewed 30 June 2013

Wonderful, vast park for cycling off road through beautiful woodlands and prairies. Stayed in the delightful little rustic, 80-year-old palm-log cabins that easily and comfortably sleep 4-6. The bedroom/living/dining area is cooled by a wall unit, the beds are just fine (it's a State Park, you don't get a mint on your pillow) $70 per night, can't beat it.

In cooler weather I will bring all the food to cook meals when I stay there, as I don't think the AC would effectively cool the entire cabin in this heat. The kitchen has everything except paper towels and food, and only lacks a dishwasher, but that's no big deal.

We were minimalists: I brought enough snacks and water bottles, but we ate dinner down the road near the interstate where there were plenty of restaurants to choose from. And no clean up. Had lunch at the park concession, where the food was very good -- the home-made potato chips were perfect.

We didn't canoe, but saw all ages and sizes heading out onto the pretty lake/river. The gators do live there, but it wasn't teaming with lethal monsters by any means. And it wasn't the mosquito festival we expected. We did not use any bug spray during our time there.

We went during very hot weather and lucked out with no rain but a quick sun shower. Despite the lack of a swimming facility, I and 3 older teens had a terrific time hitting bike trails all over the park. We enjoyed being offline and played card games between bike jaunts in the comfort of the cabin.

I think if the park had a safe, gator-free place to cool off and swim, it would be absolutely overrun with visitors. I'd never leave!

Loved it and will go back in the fall with bikes and good books in tow.

Visited June 2013
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Hartsburg, Missouri
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220 attraction reviews
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“A little short”
Reviewed 29 June 2013

I thought it would be longer...it's much like the swinging bridge at Silver Dollar City. But the view from the tower is cool, and the trail is awesome.

Visited June 2013
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Miami Lakes, Florida
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fun but scary”
Reviewed 20 June 2013

Just go up and don't look down. Funny people like to try to shake the tower and scare you. Beautiful scenic view up on top.

Visited June 2013
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Wilder, Kentucky
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55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice View”
Reviewed 19 June 2013

The canopy walkway is 25 feet above the ground. The tower it leads to climbs over 70 feet and shakes at the top! The view is spectacular, but not for the faint of heart!

Visited June 2013
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Indiana, United States
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Treetop Canopy”
Reviewed 18 June 2013

It is just a short hike to experience the sights and sounds of the treetops. Attached is a 76 foot tower.

Visited June 2013
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