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Sarasota, Florida
The two RV Gypsies experience
Myakka River State Park Canopy Walk
- May 24, 2011
The canopy walkway is on a spur trail that goes off of the Boylston Nature Trail. The entire loop trail took the two RV Gypsies about 40 minutes to walk. There were two Towers. The RV Gypsies climbed the stairs to the first tower which was 35 feet high, then they walked on a suspension bridge that was 85 feet long, and continued to the second tower that was 74 feet high. The two RV Gypsies climbed a total of about 171 stairs.
sign about the nature trail
There are two towers. The first tower was 35 feet high. the photo below shows Lee Duquette at the bottom of the first tower.
diagram of towers and bridge
Lee Duquette on the first canopy towerr
Below: A display sign telling about the canopy tower plus a view of the 85 foot-long suspension bridge from below.

sign about the canopy tower

the suspension bridge
Lee at the top of the first tower
(35 feet high) photographing
Karen down below
Karen at the bottom of the first tower
photographing Lee at the top of the tower.
Lee Duquette on the first tower
Karen Duquette at the bottom of the first tower
Karen climbed up the stairs of the
first tower to join Lee.
Sign as the two RV Gypsies stepped onto the suspension bridge. No worries - there wasn't anyone else around except the two RV Gypsies.
Karen Duquette starting the climb up the stairs
the sign as the two RV Gypsies step onto the suspension bridge
The two RV Gypsies on the Suspension Bridge at Myakka River State Park
Lee Duquette on the suspension bridge
Karen Duquette on the suspension bridge
Lee ready to climb the second tower
Lee Duquette ready to climb the second tower
plaque stating height of the tower
The two RV Gypsies got a glimpse of the first tower from the 2nd tower - it could barely be seen in the trees.
view of 1st tower from the 2nd tower
vew from 2nd tower
The two RV Gypsies climbed a total of about 171 stairs to get this view of the area.
vew from 2nd tower
a controlled burn
The two RV Gypsies at the top of the second tower at Myakka River State Park
Karen Duquette at the top of the second tower
The two RV Gypsies at the top of the second tower at Myakka River State Park
Below: A Sign stating what might be seen from the top of the second tower in clear weather - as far as 25-1/2 miles away.
sign show mileage of what can be seen
Lee on the tower staircase
view from the bottom of the second tower
looking up into the staircase
Lee Duquette part way down the second tower
view from the bottom of the second tower loooking up
sign showing where other Canopy Walkways are located
sign about the canopy walkways of the world
sign showing where other Canopy Walkways are in the USA
kook down
You may visit any of the below seven (7) sections in any order you choose. The page you are on is grayed out and cannot be chosen from here.
KOA campground in Venice
Alligators
Tram Safari tour
Canopy Walk

Wild Birds at Myakka River State Park

Fort Myers
woodpecker surprise & Zeke's in Englewood
go to the next adventure of the two RV GupsiesAFTER you have visited all seven sections above, please continue on to Plant City, Florida and Dinosaur World