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Legacy Trail

Address: Train Depot, Sarasota, FL
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Ranked #7 of 49 Attractions in Sarasota
Type: Biking Trails, Outdoors
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Sarasota, FL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Excellent paved over, old railroad tracks. Goes for miles. The only con is that the trail should continue to extend north into downtown Sarasota and from there into Tampa, FL. I hear that the first request is already in progress. Fyi, I did buy the support the Legacy Trail t-shirt to support further extensions, signage, benches, etc.

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Had a fun, leisurely-paced afternoon in the sun. Went the full distance with a few casual stops along the way. Continued to Venice Island Jetty and back. Good fun outdoors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

What's not to love about Legacy Trail? A great 10+ mile bike ride or walk from South Sarasota to North Venice. Great to get off the main roads and enjoy some quiet of nature.

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Sarasota, Florida
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17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The 12-mile trail is perfect for biking, though many families just stroll along the trail, with the occasional roller-blader or skater enjoying the fresh air and scenery. The scenery varies mile-by-mile and how neat it is to ride through farmland, wooded area, cross Dona Bay as you near Venice. For added adventure, one can continue on past the Venice RR... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

If you want to get a good ride in without navigating traffic, the trail provides the venue. The trail is through scrub forest, over bridges and is plenty wide for joggers, skaters, bikers and walkers.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We had a nice ride on the Legacy Trail. Only downside are the street crossings (which I know can't be avoided). Nicely paved and graded. Can be busy. Some shade in the summer.

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Sarasota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Nice 10-mile bike trail seperate from road. Starts in Sarasota and ends in Venice, a nice, quiet town on the water where you can connect with another trail that follows the inland water-way for several more miles. Restaurants are available in Venice for lunch, making it a good stop. The trail is always separate from the road and has an... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We are not major biking enthusiasts, in fact this is the only bike trail I have ridden on. Terrific use of an old railroad line right-of-way. Flat, paved with asphalt, about 12+ feet wide, numerous places to enter/exit without having to do the whole trail at one time. Nice scenery and in very good shape when we rode it.

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Sarasota, Florida
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Jumped on my bicycle and tooled south on the Legacy to Venice. What a delightful ride and great exercise. The bikers and joggers in the passing are all very friendly and full of life. If you are looking for a relaxing ride, this is a route you should experience.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

the Legacy Trail is safe, long and with a great bridge over the 41 at the end (or bebinning!) leads straight on to the Venice canal and Caspersen beach

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