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.
We rode the Legacy Trail on Saturday, June 29, 2013 in the mid afternoon and the traffic on the trail was light (of course, it was off season as well as the hottest time of the day). This is a great trail which is completely paved and has covered stops ...
Well worth our trip from the east coast
We are recreational cyclists (aka 10mph wearing shorts and a tshirt) and we came over from Palm Beach County last weekend to ride this trail. The trail was fantastic and we will be back again soon. We also rode the waterway trail and probably did about ...
This trail is great .... even in the summer although I would recommend starting out early morning! Although it's flat, it provides a nice distance ... especially when you push through to the Waterway trail in Venice. I would HIGHLY recommend stopping ...