See Dow Gardens Canopy Walk at Whiting Forest in Midland Michigan: Longest Canopy Walk in the US! Things to do with Kids, Exercise and Photography!

See Dow Gardens Canopy Walk at Whiting Forest in Midland Michigan: Longest Canopy Walk in the US! | By Sherry Trautman | Traveling Michigan

The Magnificent Canopy Walk in Midland Michigan has beat the record for the Longest Canopy Walk in the United States!! 

This unbelievable canopy walk stretches 1,400 feet long and soars 40 feet above the lush forest floor!  

Location: 2203 Eastman Ave, Midland, MI 48640.

Isn't This Dow Gardens Canopy Walk Amazing!?

We hope you enjoy our Midland canopy walk videos!  

The Midland MI canopy walk is accessible to everyone as a gradual ramp ascends all the way to the top of the walkway. This outstanding walkway took 2,720 tons of steel to create the supports and structure!

Midland Canopy Walk Cost: The daily fee is $10 (at the time of this writing) and a season pass is $20. Your fee includes Dow Gardens, Whiting Forest and the canopy walk.  

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Whiting Forest and Dow gardens are open year round and you can purchase a year pass to come here any time.  It's a fantastic place to walk for exercise as the forest has many paved paths.

I love to come to the Midland longest canopy walk during all four seasons to see what plants are blooming and to spot the occasional fox or playful chipmunks.  It is considerably peaceful during the week!

This is the super cool bridge that connects Dow Gardens with Whiting Forest.  I just love the views from this bridge!!

And Now...For the Million Dollar View of the Forest!

Plan to spend about 3 hours at the Midland forest canopy walk so you have time to walk the 1.5 miles of paved pathways at the forest in addition to the canopy walk.  There is also seating near the two lakes so you can relax and enjoy the serenity of nature.  I love to cross the boarded walkways over the wet areas to listen for the bullfrogs in the spring. They have such great deep choruses.  

If you are visiting after a heavy snowfall, be sure to call first to make sure Whiting Forest or Dow Gardens are open.  Sometimes it takes quite a while to clear all of the paths prior to opening. 

Bring your camera and lens for an extraordinary photographic adventure.  The ponds, trees and critters are very photogenic!

Hungry?  Whiting Forest has a cafe to fill hungry belly's! Grab a bowl of soup and some yummy ice cream!

Restrooms are located at the welcome center and also at the learning center located near the canopy walk.

Your entrance fee includes both Dow Gardens AND Whiting Forest!!

Should You Visit Dow Garden's Canopy Walk in the Winter?

Heck yeah, it's beautiful!  See our video above!

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