You've heard us talk quite abit about the Legacy Trail in Venice Florida over the years.  The trail, which is built along the former railroad corridor from Venice — where it connects to the Venetian Waterway Park trail — to Culverhouse Nature Park in Palmer Ranch, is 10 miles long.  It's also the largest, public recreation project ever constructed in Sarasota County. Knowing those little facts, you can imagine what it's like to bike through the park and trail....absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!

Five years ago a group was formed to start a "Surrey Ride" volunteer program for mobility challenged individuals or anyone who would like to take a Surrey Ride, the opportunity to do so. Two volunteers are assigned to each Surrey along with 4 Riders and will take you for a ride as far into the trail as you'd like to go. One Volunteer concentrates on the physical part of pedaling & steering while the other gives out fun facts about the trail, Venice, first Train Passengers, the Venice Train Depot, the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus...and of course they are extremely well versed in everything having to do with the Legacy Trail itself.

If you find yourself in Venice or by the Legacy Trail and looking for a Unique and relaxing new experience...take a Legacy Trail Surrey Ride!  You can't miss these wonderful individual's. Their Surrey's will be in the typical "red & white striped" fashion of the golden era and they have standard departure times at 9, 10, 11 a.m. and noon at the Sandra Sims Terry Community Center, 509 Collins Road, Laurel, for a 45-minute free ride south on the Legacy Trail. The Legacy Trail Surrey operates Wednesdays and Thursdays — weather permitting — through April 14.

More information on the Legacy Trail Surrey can also be found at this link: Legacy Trail Surrey

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