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Legacy Trail

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

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Perfect cycling trail

Whether you are leisure cyclist or a serious one, this is a great Trail. Safe from traffic and a flat surface to cycle on. Be sure to stop off at Oscar Scherer park halfway down... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whether you are leisure cyclist or a serious one, this is a great Trail. Safe from traffic and a flat surface to cycle on. Be sure to stop off at Oscar Scherer park halfway down the trail. You can rest or take small lunch.

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did a review of the trail last year, biking the beginning of the trail by Palmer Ranch. This time we started at the Venice train depot, what a difference! Totally loved it! At the depot we rode toward the water trail. Nice breeze coming off the water, saw a eagle hunting food. You can make it as long as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I bike or blade there often. If you go not on holidays, it is not too crowded- the only thing their maps may not be up to date, as I was fooled by an exit supposedly on 681 and there is not even a rest stop. Maybe they need more donations?

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Louisa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Our trip to Venice, Florida each fall includes several bike rides on the Legacy Trail. We like to start at the Venice Train Station depot and ride to the end of the trail in Sarasota (a little over 10 miles & back). Great trail and looking forward to its extension into Sarasota some day!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This is a reall fantastic bike trail! We go there often because of it great location! It is tranquil and serene! It is like being in the wilderness! It is safe and often usd by bicyclist runners and is good for rollerbladers!! Or just for a nice walk! You might see alligators turtles squirrels and of course many birds! There... More 

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florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

we rode 15 miles and loved every bit of the trail. The trail is easily marked. Hope they can extend it up to downtown Sarasota.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a trail that can go as long as you want, or as short as you desire. Lots of little stops along the way. You ride at your own pace, and can pack a lunch if you wish. Very scenic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Idealy track for bike trip from Sarasota to Nokomis Beach or to Venice. Very safe and in the nature. You can see turtles, birds and snakes there. Me and my family we loved it.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Florida kills more people on bicycles, by far, per capita, then any other start in the Union. Avoid the risk, and go for a great workout on the Legacy. Be sure to stop and do the half mile play trail at Laurel Road (and get water) at Laurel Park, and similar stop and go into Oscar Scherer, and go see... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This old railroad track was transformed to a well kept and interesting bike path.Easy ride for all levels

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