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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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Love this trail!!!!

This is for everybody!!!! Agreat ride no matter how you do it. Great for the outdoor go getters and fun to go into Venice.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Nokomis, Florida
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Nokomis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is for everybody!!!! Agreat ride no matter how you do it. Great for the outdoor go getters and fun to go into Venice.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I bike on Legacy Trail almost everyday. I bike about 19 miles a day. Perfect trail that used to be a railroad path. Smooth with mild ups and downs. Beautiful scenery and plenty of rest stops and even water fountains . A real Sarasota Gem

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Starting from the southern end of the five mile Venetian Trail (easy access from Shamrock Park) along the beautiful inter coastal, riders can head north to connect to the nearly 11 mile Legacy Trail. Trails connect at the historic Venice Train Station. Both trails are fully paved, with occasional benches, shade, parks, informational signs, and beautiful scenic overlooks. Water and... More 

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Sarasota, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Located near our home, the Legacy Trail serves as a non-commercial path for bikers, walkers, skateboarders, and so forth.

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This trail goes a long way,great views walking or riding your bike are amaze ing,,don't forget jogging,beauty at its best

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The only reason I'm putting this as a 5 star review because this is the best bike path in Sarasota. So if you enjoy biking or walking around Florida nature then this is the best spot for you. The cool thing about this path is that it goes right through Oscar scherer state park. This is a rails to trails... More 

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We rode the Legacy Trail on a Tram powered by 2 volunteer peddlars, with out guests from California. We ALL loved it and really appreciated the efforts of our peddlars.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This excellently maintained 11-mile bike trail runs from just downtown Venice to the southern edge of Sarasota. It's a perfect trail for all levels of cyclists: straight and without too many street crossings for those who want a fast, training ride, and pancake flat (the only "hill" is the bridge over U.S. Highway 41) and scenic for those who want... More 

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Auburn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

As avid bikers, we love The Legacy Trail. The trail is a former railroad track that was paved over and runs from Sarasota to Venice, for 11.8 miles. The trail is well maintained, with many rest stops along the way. It is not only for bikers. You will see people walking, jogging, or roller blading. The trail is a great... More 

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Pocahontas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This is an awesome walking, biking, rollerblading trail. It covers about 33 miles round trip between south Sarasota and Venice. It's a blacktop trail about 10 feet wide, and very well maintained. Many bikers bike to Venice for lunch, then bike back to Sarasota .

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