8811This popular asphalt-paved multi-use trail is more than 10 miles long and extends from Sarasota to Venice. Formerly a railroad corridor, the trail passes through a variety of unique habitats and includes a series of interpretive signs and stop stations.

Trail Hours

Open year round from 6 a.m. - sunset.


The Legacy Trail offers several areas to stop, rest, learn about its history or just enjoy the natural beauty surrounding the trail. The rest stops include seven trailheads which offer access points with free parking.

The trailheads are located at:
  1. Culverhouse Nature Park in Sarasota.
  2. Legacy Trail Access-McIntosh Road in Sarasota.
  3. Osprey Junction Trailhead in Osprey.
  4. Oscar Scherer State Park in Nokomis.
  5. Laurel Park and Sandra Sims Terry Community Center in Laurel. 
  6. Nokomis Community Park in Nokomis. 
  7. Nokomis Riverview Park in Nokomis.
  8. Patriots Park in Venice.
  9. Historic Venice Train Depot in Venice.

The Legacy Trail, parking areas and trailheads are dog-friendly.

Legacy Trail Sign
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