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.


Legacy trail

   March, 2014 by heck1967

Had a nice ride doing the north 1/2 of the trail. My girlfriend and I chose to turn back due to the clouds stacking up. Thankfully, we made it back to my van 15 minutes before the rain began. It was very pleasant and easy going. She is quite the novice, ...read more

Getting away from the Snow

   March, 2014 by Fletch6

With the bad weather this year (2014) we got away from NE for a few days to visit with friends and get a few miles on bikes. We stayed at the Hilton in Venice and rented from Real bikes just the other side of the 41 bypass. the first day we rode south to ...read more

great trail...but...

   February, 2014 by yaugie

A great trail technically...excellent surface, great signage, etc. But if you are looking for scenic views to go along with your ride, this may not be the trail for you. The 10 miles run through scrub forest with minimal viewing opportunities. Wildlife ...read more