Canopy Walking

Canopy Walk at Holden Arboretum
I’m at home among trees. ~J.R.R. Tolkien

Have you ever been on a Canopy Walk, an elevated trail, like a bridge, that has been constructed to make it possible to walk through the tree tops, instead of walking on the ground staring up at the trees? My first canopy experience was at Myakka State Park near Sarasota, Florida, and I enjoyed it so much that I have returned several times since. So I was excited when I learned that the Murch Canopy Walk was being constructed at Holden Arboretum in conjunction with the Emergent Tower. The Tower and the Canopy Walk are two separate structures, but they are very close to each other. To visit either, you pick up a ticket at the visitors’ center, then take a short walk through the woods to reach the Tower or Canopy Walk.

Today I am going to take you on a short virtual walk in search of some fall color on the Murch Canopy Walk. You’re afraid of heights? Don’t worry. The Canopy Walk is just a short walk up a ramp and only takes 10-15 minutes from start to end, depending on how long you linger to enjoy the view and take pictures, which many people were doing while I was there. It’s off the ground, but it’s easy to access, and doesn’t feel very high at all. Check out the fall colors as you walk along. There couldn’t be a better time to enjoy being up close and personal with the canopy.

So there you have it! What do you think? Since blogging is meant to be interactive, a virtual conversation of sorts, I would love to hear your reaction to the Walk. What did you think of the fall colors? The construction of the Walk? The whole experience? Join the conversation by adding your comments in the comment section. Thanks for joining me on the trail today. I enjoyed your company.

Trail Walker

NOTE: If you haven’t yet climbed the Emergent Tower, you can see those picture here.

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