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Legacy Trail

Address: Train Depot, Sarasota, FL
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Ranked #18 of 144 Activities in Sarasota
Type: Biking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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Type: Biking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks

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Englewood, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a few hours with the kids on the smooth, easy trail. Plenty of opportunities to play at the neighborhood parks spattered along the trail. it gets crowded, and newbies will get used to the glares from those "die hard, uber serious" cyclists who feel like they can ride three wide and play chicken with you as they refuse to... More 

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Syracuse, Ny
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

we rented hybrid bikes at Real Bikes on Rt 41 and the trail starts right behind the bike shop. We rode the 12 miles to Sarasota had lunch there and rode back, all in 3 1/2 hours. Except for the incline bridge over Rt 41 it is relatively flat most of the way. There are multiple places to stop and... More 

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Aurora, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is probably the best bike trail I've been on. Very wide. Well paved and smooth. Plenty of little rest areas along the way and best is that you feel you are in the middle of nowhere most of the time.

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Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
21 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Just wonderful for biking or walking. Everyone smiles and is friendly. Volunteers are around if need for help. Benches and water are nearby.

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Northfield, Minnesota
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This trail really doesn't begin in Sarasota, but from the train depot in Venice. And it's a great paved trail from the heart of Venice with an overpass bridge over the Tamiami Highway and through Oscar Scherr state park past a lot of scrub brush and pines. The trail is well maintained and popular with both walkers and bikers. It... More 

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Many rest stops along this flat trail. Scrub brush and Jack Pines with a few cattle. Some areas to cross with car traffic but traffic buttons actually WORKED and did not have to wait long. Went as far as the General Store which was CLOSED to our dismay. It is for sale so hopefully someone will hop on that opportunity.... More 

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Maryland/Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A nice flat bike trail with plenty to see! The trail cuts through Oscar Scherr state park. I ride there often and have seen many different animals including bald eagle and bobcat! I love this trail!

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Rotonda, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

What a great local find for a fun bike riding experience. The trail is in excellent condition with so many places to stop along the way. There are several family friendly parks where you can stop to enjoy a break and explore the region. Check out the trail; you will not be disappointed!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

IF you are looking for a place away from traffic to ride a bike, blade, walk or run, then you should try the trail. We rode our bikes to Venice and back to Sarasota, logged in appr 20 miles while never having to encounter traffic and noise.

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Pensacola, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Straight, flat and can be hiked or biked in sections. Parking easy too. Benches with shad also along the way, just not many restrooms.

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