Legacy Trail, Sarasota

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#2 of 6 in Trails in Southwest Gulf Coast
Traffic-free Legacy Trail winds its way through a landscape that combines forested state parks and suburban green zones, taking cyclists and walkers through varied natural scenery and over three trestle bridges. This paved trail runs for about 16 km (10 mi), following the old route of one of Florida's historic rail corridors. Seven trailheads feature rest stops with free parking areas. From this trail you can also access a nearby state park that offers another 24 km (15 mi) of unpaved off-road tracks. Visit the website for a printable map of this and other trails in the area. To visit Legacy Trail on your trip to Sarasota, use our Sarasota vacation trip planner.
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  • July 23, 2017
    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...  more »
  • 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, u...  more »
  • 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 191...  more »

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