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Legacy Trail

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Address: Train Depot, Sarasota, FL
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Safe, Scenic and a great ride, walk or run.

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... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Travelpapi153
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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428 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 the seaside of Casperson Beach, and back. You should not miss this bike trip!

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mid Michigan
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89 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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1 Thank ccmkeri
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

We always enjoy the trail especially from Laurel Rd South. Great views along the intercoastal and many parks and areas along the trail to stop and watch the boats go by. A great way to visit Venice. If you want to just put your head down and ride take Laurel north. Enjoy

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1 Thank Tom J
White Plains, New York
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70 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017

My husband and I should have brought our bikes. The trail itself is beautifully maintained and well-marked, so I can see why people love it, but it was just a boring walk for the few miles we did.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Bring the family, friends, or ride solo, you will not be disappointed. The trail offers rest stops, water, and recently installed bicycle stations for repairing/maintaining your bicycle. If you want to ride safely, this is the place. Very protective street crossings, wide, clean trail, well marked, and you can even go "off trail" for some exciting wilderness trail experiences where... More 

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Tolland, Connecticut
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198 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017

This paved trail is used by both walkers and bicyclists and we found week days less crowded than weekends. It's easy to move at your own pace and enjoy the scenery. It's helpful that each tenth of a mile is painted on the pavement for you to track your distance. Shaded benches and water are provided at intervals for anyone... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017

I've been riding this for years and can't believe I've never reviewed it. This paved trail covers about 10 miles on an old railroad line. Sarasota County has invested a lot of money in this, and it is well maintained. I always take people here who are uncomfortable riding next to traffic on public roads, which can be a bit... More 

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Burlington, North Carolina
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2017

This paved trail is great for walking or biking. Accessible from a park with a fee or free parking lots along the trail. It follows an old railroad bed with signs along the way to tell you about the history

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Nokomis, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017

The Legacy Trail is quite a long trail that encompasses parts of arado ta and Venice, to the south. Many parts of it are old railroad tracks that have been converted into this trail. At certain spots you have rest areas with benches and a roof, so you can be out of the sun or out of a downpour, although... More 

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