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.


Best Trailhead For Visitors To The Area

   February, 2015 by bnbinns

Best and most convenient trailhead is the Venice Train Depot. Plenty of parking with easy access to The Legacy and Venetian Waterway trails. It's also the beginning point for each trail. Train Depot is very easy to find. Enjoy read more

Trail crossings and parking

   February, 2015 by rosie3kids

We also tried to find an entry from Potter Park with no luck, but there are two other entries in that vicinity. There is a parking lot just off Macintosh Road between Central Sarasota Parkway and Clark. There are signs on CSP pointing North at Macintosh ...read more

Poor directions

   January, 2015 by TimBee

I agree with Daniel, the trail is hard to find unless you live there or have been to it before. If there are signs they're well hidden. I went to Bay St. Park in Osprey (couple miles north of Oscar Scherer Park where they charge). A guy from the park ...read more