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Legacy Trail

Train Depot, Sarasota, FL
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Ranked #8 of 88 attractions in Sarasota
Type: Biking Trails
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gpetrie868
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

You can walk or bike all the way to Venice from Sarasota. Beautifully maintained paved pathway, plenty wide enough for everyone to share. I still haven't made it all the way to Venice. Maybe one of these days!!!

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Love riding the trail! Prefer the ride south but either north or south, it is a wonderful, peaceful ride full of nature and scenic views.

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Venice, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It's the greatest bike trail I have ever been on. Nice smooth ride with plenty to see. They have restrooms if needed. You can pack a lunch or stop at one of the crossroad businesses. They have trash pails and doggie supply's if you bring the pooch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Great place to bike ride, multiple areas to park. Very well maintained. Most of the trail is in the sun so be prepared with sun block and water.

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Venice, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Great Legacy Trail stop for Big Olaf's ice cream, Venetian Coffee and Herman' Hot Dog. Don't forget to try Rob's (the owner) specialty, and my favorite, mixed berry smoothie! A brand new convenience store for bicyclists, rollerbladers, walkers and everyone from The Legacy Trail and surrounding neighborhood.

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Goshen, Indiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We began the ride on the south side of Sarasota to the train station in Venice - 10 miles. Easy ride. Mostly flat. It's a two-hour round trip. Well worth the investment of energy to enjoy the scenery and beauty of the Legacy Trail.

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Bradenton, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

So much nature and so well built! One could spend a little or a lot of time there.It was raining so we came off the beach to find a shelter to have a small picnic. Enjoyed everything around.

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Bradenton, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Great biking trail from South Sarasota to Venice. I will give it 5 stars when it is extended further north and when there is better parking options along the trail. The trail being carved out of an old railroad track, there is no shade and you can quickly get very hot. You can stop at Oscar Sherrer park to cool... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

If you love to bike, this is a great trail! Riders of all ages and experience levels will do well on this trail. There are many shaded rest stops with bike racks and benches. Riders can cycle as long or as little as they wish.Hydrate before you start and bring water! Locals told me the most challenging part would be... More

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Cedar Rapids
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

You can ride from Sarasota connect and go all the way to Sharkey' s in Venice. Have a bit of lunch there or at Captain Eddies on the way home. Good safe ride!

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