Legacy Trail

Legacy Trail


The Legacy Trail opened in March of 2008 between Palmer Ranch in Sarasota FL and Venice FL and runs along the historic rail corridor. This trail has been named one of the Top 10 Bicycle Trails in the state of Florida by Bike Florida.  The Legacy Trail follows along the Venetian Waterway Park and includes many references from it's historic railroad past.  All of the trails miles markers correspond to the original railway numbering system and the original South Creek trestle crossing remains.

Covered benches can be found along the path and the overpass, which carries the trail over US 41, is 12 feet wide, and connects the trail to the Venice Seaboard Air Line Railway Station ultimately ending at the Gulf of Mexico. The Legacy Trail has 7 rest stops or trailheads along the path.  


The trailheads are located at:

Culverhouse Nature Park in Sarasota (future park)

Osprey Junction Trailhead in Osprey (future park)

Laurel Park in Laurel

Nokomis Community Park in Nokomis

Oscar Scherer State Park in Nokomis

Patriots Park in Venice

Historic Venice Train Depot in Venice

In addition to the trailheads, users will find rest station areas approximately every mile that offer places to sit and relax.

 If you and your family love biking, this is the ultimate bike path.  Grab your backpacks, water bottles, swimsuits, towels, sunscreen....and start on your Florida biking adventure.

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Contact Information

Flerlage Team
RE/MAX Alliance Group
1314 B East Venice Ave
Venice FL 34285
Fax: 941-244-5354