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Legacy Trail

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

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Good to get on a bike and go.

I live near the trail. It is very hot here in the Summer but the trail is great to bike or walk when it is cool.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I live near the trail. It is very hot here in the Summer but the trail is great to bike or walk when it is cool.

Thank aaronschlett
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I hate to diss a beautiful biking ,but the northern 7 miles is BORING !!! Virtually no scenery except trees on both sides,,,actually bordering on claustrophobic....the southern end approaching Venice opens up and there is actually some nice scenery, shops and water views,,,,,

Thank Carol C
Nokomis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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.

Thank skrubkat
Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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

1 Thank davidtannenholz
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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 

1 Thank Joan A
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.

1 Thank basquel
Venice, Florida
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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

1 Thank rbestchillin
Carmel, Indiana
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank sprakous18
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.

2 Thank CAROLE s
Tampa, Florida
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105 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank susie1107

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