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Legacy Trail

Train Depot, Sarasota, FL
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Train Depot, Sarasota, FL
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One of my favorite things is to take a bike ride on the Legacy Trail and it's just a fantastic use of the old railroad line that ran through here. It's so peaceful and calm and a great way to relax, unwind and enjoy nature....More

Thank SKP41218
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Legacy Trail is a 15-mile paved trail in Sarasota Country, Florida, that is located between Palmer Ranch and Venice. It opened in 2008 along the area's historic railroad line that was built in 1911 and once provided passenger service to Venice and most notably...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I live near the Legacy Trail and walk and bike it regularly. It is truly a natural treasure. You escape the busy world and enjoy nature and peace as you bike along the wooded trail to Venice. I am anxious for the extension to downtown...More

Thank SarasotaAnderson
Reviewed June 1, 2017

on the former tracks of the RailRoad, it is straight, it is an excellent way to exercise your bike, is special to see No, it's just kind of there for biking, no more no less.

1  Thank foodone
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

we already did the full legacy trail several times, and it is always a pleasure. The trail is clean, well maintained. you can stop at Oscar Scherrer park to swim, go further until Venice beach. We cannot wait for the extension !

Thank BleuDeSevres
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

Nice safe place to go on a bike ride with friends, family or your kids (as long as they're old enough to stay on their side and not block the path. You can ride from Sarasota to Venice. They're are benches and shaded covers, as...More

Reviewed April 30, 2017

We live in Sarasota and have biked this trial to and from Venice several times. Beautiful well maintained rails to trials bike route, there are also joggers, walkers etc so be careful and courteous.

2  Thank Bob M
Reviewed April 27, 2017

This actually runs behind my vacation rental so I use it often with family members for biking, strolling and my morning run while on vacation. It runs from South Venice all the way north to Sarasota.

Thank Travelpapi153
Reviewed April 25, 2017

Living in Ft Myers, we've made the trek to Venice/Sarasota to ride the Legacy trail more than 20 times in 5 years. We ve joined the Legacy Friends (supporting the efforts of this trail) twice now...and love this awesome bike ride through canals, up to...More

Thank kathy h
Reviewed April 10, 2017

This trail is great, well maintained and mostly flat. There are several areas to park your car and unload your bikes near the trail. Pack water and snacks as needed. Covered rest stops at intervals.

1  Thank ccmkeri
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Rudi G
March 16, 2017|
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Response from Andrea S | Property representative |
Hi, the entire trail is 10.6 miles, so I am assuming you are looking to do about 10 miles round trip. The trip from Laurel Park to Venice Train Depot is the nicest section because it goes over water at Dona and Roberts... More
February 16, 2017|
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Response from Andrea S | Property representative |
Hi, there is parking at the Historic Venice Train Depot. Have fun!!!
January 11, 2017|
Response from Andrea S | Property representative |
Hi,The Friends of The Legacy Trail has a link to several bike shops that rent bikes on our webpage. The menu on the left has a tab for trail info, and then bicycle rentals. Have fun!!