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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 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank foodone
Reviewed 16 May 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 9 May 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 1 May 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.

1  Thank Bob M
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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.

Thank Travelpapi153
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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...More

Thank kathy h
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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.

1  Thank ccmkeri
Reviewed 19 March 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...More

1  Thank Tom J
Reviewed 19 March 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.

1  Thank ann c
Reviewed 17 March 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...More

1  Thank logicalposition
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Rudi G
Which are the best 10 miles on the whole Trail if you are restricted in time?
17 March 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?
17 February 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?
12 January 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!!