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Legacy Trail

Train Depot, Sarasota, FL
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Ranked #9 of 88 Attractions in Sarasota
Type: Biking Trails
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Warwick
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I found this on the recommendation of Mike Lewis after hiring a bike from Siesta Key Bike Rentals for the week while on vacation with my family. I set out from Island House on Siesta Key this morning at 7.30am, rode the 5 miles to the trail, down to Venice along the trail and a few miles further along the... More

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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, USA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Legacy Trail is a bike path along the former railroad right of way. Unfortunately this is almost entirely in the sun with little shade from trees. If you are an average 10-12 mph rider you may be intimidated by the 18+ mph riders who come up behind you and pass in a flash. If you don't think you would... More

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gpetrie868
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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22 helpful votes 22 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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