Miccosukee Canopy Road Greenway is a favorite trail among locals and visitors alike for its diverse scenery and lengthy mileage. The trail winds through wide open meadows, over rolling hills and through dense forests and vegetation. History buffs also love this trail as it winds next to the original Miccosukee Canopy Road where there are home sites and a cemetery from the 1800’s.
To access the moderately trafficked Miccosukee Canopy Road Greenway, park at one of the four trailheads - on the west end on Fleischmann Road, centrally at the north end of Edenfield Road, to the east on Thornton Road, or the far east end on Miccosukee Road. The Edenfield Road and Miccosukee Road trailheads have drinking water for you and Fido, and restrooms.
No matter where you begin your trek, it won’t take long for you and your pup to see why this trail is especially popular among dog walkers. The scenery alternates between open fields and lush woods where a thick canopy of vegetation provides respite from the sun on hot days. The different habitats also make this a great place to spot wildlife like deer, raccoons, hawks, and other native and migratory birds. Wildflowers grow abundantly along the gravel and dirt path, too.
There are four opportunities to make loops along the trail and extend your walk, plus picnic tables in the central part of the greenway near the Edenfield Road trailhead, just in case you and your pooch can’t get enough of this gorgeous greenspace.
Dogs are required to be leashed on the Miccosukee Canopy Road Greenway and for good reason – in addition to being a wildlife area, this trail is also used by bikers and equestrians. Keeping your pup leashed on the trail is also a great way to help keep your furry pal (and you) free from pesky ticks and stickers.
With its diverse landscape and gentle hills, you and your pooch will have a fantastic time trekking on the Miccosukee Canopy Road Greenway!