The Legacy Trail
Sarasota County, Florida

Check Out the Video of the Official Groundbreaking
for the Trail Extension on July 9

A caterpillar of a Gulf Fritillary butterfly on the Corky Stem Passionflower newly planted on The Trail.
Photo and Identification: Sam Wright
A Gulf Fritillary butterfly nectaring on Pentas flowers
Photo and Identification: Carol Margolis
Plaque at South Creek Rest Stop
I was riding this afternoon and saw a deer walking slowly up the Trail. The deer wasn't afraid and walked right by me!
Photo: Darryl Lang
Plaque at South Creek Rest Stop
The new interpretive sign just installed at the
South Creek Stop Station
Photo and Project Coordinator: Darryl Lang
baby tortoise
A Brand New Gopher Tortoise Near the Trail
Photo : Neal Tishman

Legacy Trail Dona Bay Bridge
Photo Credit: Craigi @craigsfire

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Tips for Staying Safe on The Legacy Trail

During these challenging times, we understand the need to get outside, soak up some fresh air and get exercise.  When enjoying The Legacy Trail, there are several actions you can take to keep yourself and others safe. More …

Courtesy Bike / Walk Tampa Newsletter


Petition for Safe Cycling

Recently the intersection at SR-70 and Lakewood Ranch Blvd was reconfigured to eliminate the bike lane. The Sarasota Manatee Bike Club Board is asking everyone to take a moment to sign a petition to request FDOT to make the intersection safe for bicyclists. Click here for more details and to sign the petition.

North Port Connector Q & A

Have questions about the new North Port Connector? Get them answered here with the latest update to our North Port Connector page. Thanks to Sharon Donovan, FLT’s North Port Coordinator, for writing this clear explanation about what is happening with this project.


Total To Date:   $80,038 from 673 Donations.

Help Us Fund Amenities on the Trail Extension.  Donate square feet of The Trail and know the GPS location of your square feet!
Click Here to Get Your Part of The Trail!
Current Donor List

Here is the approximate location of the next available square foot.

Friends of The Legacy Trail