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Two people riding bikes on the Legacy TrailSarasota County offers miles and miles of great bicycling opportunities. Whether you’re looking for a long-distance paved trail or want to get off the beaten path on an unpaved trail, we have the trail for you!  Our bicycling opportunities can get you out exploring many of the area’s gems.

Paved Bicycling Opportunities

  • Alligator Creek Conservation and Recreation Area
  • Founder’s Club Trail
  • Nathan Benderson Park (parking, restroom)
  • Rothenbach Park (water fountains, parking, restroom)
  • Shamrock Park (water fountains, parking, restroom)
  • Stoneybrook Nature Trail
  • The Legacy Trail
    • Parking and Trailheads:
      • Culverhouse Nature Park (port-o-let, parking)
      • Laurel Park (water fountain, restroom, parking)
      • Legacy Trail Parking (parking)
      • Nokomis Community Park (water fountain, restroom, parking)
      • Nokomis Riverview Park (parking)
      • Osprey Junction Trailhead (water fountain, port-o-let, parking)
      • Oscar Scherer State Park
      • Patriots Park (restrooms, parking)
      • Venice Train Depot/Legacy Park (water fountain, parking, restroom)
  • Urfer Family Park (water fountains, parking, restroom)
  • Venetian Waterway Park
    • Parking and Trailheads:        
      • Venice Train Depot/Legacy Park (water fountain, parking, restroom)
      • VABI (Venice Area Beautification, Inc) Trailhead (parking, restroom)
      • Skip Stasko Park (parking)
      • Shamrock Park and Nature Center (water fountain, parking, restroom)
      • Caspersen Beach (water fountain, parking, restroom)

Unpaved Bicycling Opportunities

  • Celery Fields (water fountains, parking, restroom)
  • Deer Prairie Creek (port-o-let, parking)
  • Jelks Preserve (limited parking)
  • Manasota Scrub Preserve (limited parking)
  • Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park (restroom, parking)
  • Sleeping Turtles Preserve North – Ligon (limited parking)
  • Sleeping Turtles Preserve South (limited parking)
  • South Venice Lemon Bay Preserve
  • T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve Boldly Go (bicycles only)
    • All other trails, including FPL corridor multi-use
    • Myakka Islands Wilderness Trail
  • Woodmere Addition


Sarasota County Sheriff Bicycling Safety

Florida Greenways & Trails

Trails Master Plan

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