Legacy Trail (FL)

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The Legacy Trail between Sarasota and Venice covers 10 miles and runs along a former CSX Railroad corridor. The trail passes by lovely waterways and includes rest areas with benches and restrooms. A new bypass over US 41 allows for a direct connection with the Venetian Waterway Park Trail.

Parking and Trail Access

You can access the Legacy Trail at Potter Park in Sarasota, Bay Street Park and Oscar Scherer State Park in Osprey, Laurel Park in Laurel, Nokomis Park in Nokomis, and Patriots Park and the historic Venice Train Depot in Venice.


Great paved trail if traveling with kids

   August, 2015 by esm31577

Not very much shade cover, completed most of trail mid-afternoon in Aug. Better for early morning or evening. Otherwise, great trail regarding ease and ameties.(acess to shaded rest areas and bathrooms) read more


   April, 2015 by mtbtps

biking along about 45 minutes prior to sunset heading south and maybe a mile or so north of Oscar Scherer Park trailhead: noticed a small snake almost off the train; stopped at a safe distance to photograph it: 2.5' eastern diamondback; i didn't bother ...read more

Well maintained

   March, 2015 by bparken

Well maintained, plenty of amenities along the way and wonderfully done trail heads. Can see natural Florida habitats riding thru the state park. read more