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Legacy Trail

Train Depot, Sarasota, FL
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Ranked #9 of 88 Attractions in Sarasota
Type: Biking Trails, Outdoors
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Naples, Florida
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408 reviews 408 reviews
216 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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79 reviews 79 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Sarasota, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We LOVE the trail. What's not to love? Miles and miles of trail, beautiful Florida flora, friendly people, water views, places to sit down when you need to, portable toilets that are clean with toilet paper, water views down south, a bridge over Tamiami Trail, a grocery store and restaurants just off the trail, walkers, bikers, skaters. I'd love a... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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135 reviews 135 reviews
56 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a perfect example of Rails to Trails taken to the max. We started at Oscar Scherer State park - road all the way to the Venice former train station. A tad hot - but we are already looking forward to riding it again.

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Exeter
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Water everywhere- this bike ride is brilliant. Fairly long so take lots of water but Florida is beautiful and what more of a way to see it than on a bike. Amazing

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Sarasota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Love that this was an old railroad track converted into a long trail for many to enjoy. Miles to explore and stops along the way. Parks and bridges to see.

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Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Hike, bike, walk or stroll, this path from Sarasota to Venice FL. is perfect for people of all ages.

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