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Address: Train Depot, Sarasota, FL
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A very pleasant trail to be walked or ridden on bicycles

You will many hidden treasures along this trail. Beauty, wildlife, and peace and tranquility. I once had a bobcat come right out of the vegetation and cross in front of me, then... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Key West, Florida
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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

You will many hidden treasures along this trail. Beauty, wildlife, and peace and tranquility. I once had a bobcat come right out of the vegetation and cross in front of me, then slowly trot up the trail ahead of me for several feet before darting back across the trail and into the vegetation. it is easy to forget that we... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Love the idea of a trail to walk or bike. Very flat and easy to navigate. Easy parking at different points along the trail. Not the most interesting views or scenery. Several in our party found it a bit boring. Great ride from Venice to Sarasota. Very safe!

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Really nice trail with a lot of true Florida natural beauty. Great signage and facilities available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It is so nice to travel through nature with no cars and see all the critters out there in their natural habitat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We rode the Legacy Trail right after we arrived in Sarasota. It is a paved trail and travels through parks and over water. It ends in Venice at the old train station. Be careful not to ride your bike on the platform, the guard will yell at you but have a great ride/walk/skate.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had a lovely day riding the Legacy Trail! There is ample parking at the many trail heads. Bring water and a bite to eat!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We love walking this flat trail, ideal for people with dificulties, also wheelchairs. Take care as cyclists use the trail and very popular. Near Oscar Shearer Park which is also great for walkers, easy and more difficult trails available.

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Great trail, flat, straight, scenic - not a ton of amenities though and you have to really search to find the parking areas.

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This privately funded trail goes from Sarasota to Venice. Bikers or walkers can travel the whole 10 miles or just do segments. It's also a great place to roller blade. Watch out for the hikers and dog walkers. Look for wild life, Eagles, spoon bills and egrets as you stroll. Take water, there are no kiosks on the way.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

it's a fabuous trail, but one must drive to the south side of town an find a parking spot before you can even begin; needs to continue on the rail line at least to downtown, better to north county

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