MYAKKA RIVER STATE PARK – Standing 80 feet above the subtropical forest floor, the swamps and hardwood hammocks don’t look quite so hot and buggy. Still sweating from the short hike and climb, two kids in tow, the gentle breeze makes me forget it’s the dead of summer. But that’s the beauty of the Myakka Canopy Walkway. Even a short visit will leave you with an elevated perspective.

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