Myakka River State Park – Sarasota, FL

February 21, 2015

Myakka River State Park | Sarasota, FL

Myakka River State Park | Sarasota, FL Myakka River State Park | Sarasota, FL

Myakka River State Park | Sarasota, FL

We ended up flying into Tampa rather than Orlando and decided to stay close by in St. Petersburg for the night before heading out to Orlando. Of course, with my luck, the day we fly into Tampa happened to be one of the coldest days of the year with the high in the low 50’s. With it being so windy, it made for a very a chilly walk on the beach, so we decided to go on a short road trip to Sarasota to pass the time before we checked-in to our hotel.

Not knowing anything about the area, I looked up some places to go in the Sarasota area and came across photos of the Myakka River State Park and was intrigued. An hour later we arrived at the park and found ourselves crossing the canopy walkway and climbing numerous flights of stairs which eventually lead us to the top of the 75ft observation tower. From the top we were able to look over the acres of landscape within the park. It was definitely a sight to see.

There were plenty more places to explore in this state park, but we opted to head back to St. Petersburg after spending time at the canopy walkway area. Definitely a place I would go back to if I ever find myself in Sarasota again.

18 Comments

  1. Jessica Wynne
    March 26, 2015

    What beautiful photos! I have never been to Myakka River State Park but I will definitely have to go next time I am in town!

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    • Honoka
      March 26, 2015

      Thank you, Jessica! I would definitely recommend this park. :)

      Reply
  2. Prudence Yeo
    March 26, 2015

    Love the first image of the clear sky and the greenery, beautiful!

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  3. Carrie
    March 26, 2015

    Amazing Pics. I love it!

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  4. Joyce
    March 26, 2015

    Your pictures are beautiful! Looks like an awesome place to visit!

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    • Honoka
      March 26, 2015

      Thank you! This state park is definitely a nice place to visit. :)

      Reply
  5. Alice
    March 26, 2015

    Absolutely lovely photos!!

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  6. Caroline
    March 26, 2015

    Looks stunning! My brother and mother just took a trip there and I was very jealous.

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    • Honoka
      March 26, 2015

      Oh that’s really nice that your mother and brother took a trip here! Definitely would recommend if you have the chance to ever visit. :)

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  7. Carly
    March 28, 2015

    Wow! That state park looks amazing. Glad you found a spot to enjoy despite the weather.

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    • Honoka
      March 29, 2015

      It was definitely fun quick road trip to the park! :) Thanks for stopping by.

      Reply
  8. rebecca
    March 31, 2015

    Great photos! Gotta visit this park one day, it looks amazing ❤

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    • Honoka
      April 2, 2015

      Thanks, Rebecca! Definitely try to visit this park one day. :)

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  9. Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's
    April 1, 2015

    Awesome view! I lived in Beijing for the last eight years, so I hardly ever got to see views like this. Now that I’m back in the States for college, I’ve been wanting to explore nature more and do things like visit national parks are go camping. I haven’t gotten around to it yet, but this post reminds me that I should let no time go to waste!

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    • Honoka
      April 2, 2015

      Thanks! And I’m glad that this post inspires you to go out and enjoy the nature while you can in the States!

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