Map of The Legacy Trail


The Legacy Trail

The Legacy Trail Florida map area

The Legacy Trail


10.8 miles




Sarasota, Osprey, Nokomis, Venice


rail trail, residential neighborhoods, golf courses, lakes, Oscar Schere State Park, Venice Train Depot


Venice Waterway Park


Fort Myers

Regional Trails

The Legacy Trail is a 10.8-mile long paved pathway that spans between Sarasota and Venice in along the Gulf Coast of Central Florida. The trail was constructed along an abandoned railroad right-of-way that takes a straight route past residential neighborhoods, local parks, Oscar Scherer State Park and natural areas along the Gulf Coast communities.

The south end of The Legacy Trail meets up with the trails in the Venetian Water Way Park at the historic Venice Trail Depot.


The Legacy Trail is paved the entire route. There are a few road crossings, but most of route are long stretches away from traffic. The trail is open for bike riding, running and walking.


The Legacy Trail goes past the following communities: Sarasota, Osprey, Nokomis and Venice.

Points of Interest

The Legacy Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Country Club of Sarasota Golf Course
Culverhouse Nature Park
Laurel Park
Nokomis Community Park
Venice Train Depot
Nearby Trails

Venice Waterway Park: the two trails meet at E. Venice Avenue to the west of State Highway 41 at the south end of The Legacy Trail.

End Points

The north end of The Legacy Trail is located along McIntosh Road to the south of Sawyer Loop Road in Sarasota.

The south end of the trail is at E. Venice Avenue to the west of State Highway 41 in Venice.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the The Legacy Trail between Sarasota and Venice, Florida.