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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 October 26, 2015

Miles long paved trail for biking and walking. No cars to bother with and just a few street crossings allow for uninterrupted cycling surrounded by green and fields.

Thank Mel S
Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

As many times as I have ridden this safe trail, nature provides alongside a surprise sight or repeat performance. The most recent was a mother fox and 2 kitts while overhead birds enjoyed the thermals. There are plenty of rest stops and sun shelters as...More

2  Thank Deeds6262
Reviewed October 21, 2015

It was good idea setup this trail. We use weekly for our bike trip to Nokomis and Venice from Sarasota. Safe place and you see turtles, snakes and lot of nice birds.

Thank Staavros
Reviewed October 8, 2015

Great place to walk or ride. We jumped on the trail in Palmer Ranch and rode bikes all the way to Venice. The trails a very flat and easy to ride a bike. Trail is good for a leisurely ride or a workout. If you...More

1  Thank michellegL5840MT
Reviewed October 2, 2015

A very nice bike path. Used 2 B a railroad. It can also B used as a walk path about 15 miles from start 2 finish. Benches and covered seating is also available.

1  Thank William B
Reviewed October 2, 2015

We always start at the Venice train station and bike up to the Oscar Scherer State Park. Round trip it's about 10 miles. There are several parks right off the trail to stop if you need water, a restroom, or just want to rest. The...More

1  Thank GypsySally
Reviewed October 2, 2015

Always good to get outside and walk. Always well maintained. We walk early and some times late afternoon. A great way to unwind.

Thank JRobert D
Reviewed September 25, 2015

Wonderful place to ride your bike. Very well maintained trail and only a few intersections to cross. Plenty of stops along the way to rest. Scenic trail. My favorite portion is from Nokomis to Venice as you see the water.

Thank sunshine12345678
Reviewed September 10, 2015

This is a beautiful view of old Florida and a safe to ride bike, rollerblade or walk. We like to bike more in the winter when it is not quite so hot, as on the trail there is not alot of sun. Plenty of water...More

Thank crystalr_11
Reviewed September 9, 2015

we started the day near the bypass in Venice and took the path to the very end in Sarasota.. Smooth road gave the ride a nice pace to go full force or leisure, s total of 20 miles with animals along the way it was...More

1  Thank Sharelle S
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Rudi G
Which are the best 10 miles on the whole Trail if you are restricted in time?
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
We're coming from Port Charlotte. Where can you Park at the S end of the trail?
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!!!
We're planning to ride from Sarasota to Venice next week & need to rent one bike from a nearby bike shop. Does anyone have any recommendations of nearby bike shops that rent bikes?
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!!