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Legacy Trail

Train Depot, Sarasota, FL
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“bike ride” (36 reviews)
“great ride” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Train Depot, Sarasota, FL
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always take the trail from Venice to Sarasota when we are there in December. Lots of scenic places to stop, and can catch glimpses of wilde life. Once a bobcat crossed the trail in front of us

Thank Wally B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wish there was more water available along the trail and wheelchair/handcycle friendly too. Some of the road crossings are a little dangerous and some people do not follow trail etiquette either. This past spring I reported a motorized biker blowing down the trail several...More

Thank Tiom D
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Rode bikes with family on end of trail in Venice. Quite different than other areas. Totally loved it with a nice breeze blowing off the waterway. Saw rare birds and lizards! There are plenty of places to stop and relax. Enjoy!

Thank Sherrell M
Reviewed July 20, 2017

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 July 4, 2017

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 June 23, 2017 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
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Jillian C
August 25, 2017|
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Response from gosmart07 | Reviewed this property |
This is a dedicated bike path. The only vehicles you might see belong to Sarasota County maintenance vehicles, who check port-a-potties, trash, brush on the path, etc.
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