The Legacy Trail
Sarasota County, Florida

Trail Alert

Sarasota County staff will be performing work on The Legacy Trail. Users can expect intermittent closures. Please go slow and use caution:

  • Tuesday, June 9: Tree work just south of Laurel Road,
  • Wednesday, June 10: Tree work just south of the Colonia Lane intersection
  • Thursday, June 11: Staff will be working with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Offender Work Program doing vegetative maintenance and placing shell on The Trail.

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


Total To Date:   $78,873 from 668 Donations.

Help Fund the Trail Extension.  Click Here to
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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.

New FLT Legacy Trail Shirts Now Available!!

Trail Alerts:

Sign up to receive Legacy Trail notices directly from the County!

To get notifications by email, go here and click the link under “Maintenance and Closures”.  There you can sign up to receive notifications when work is being done on the trail. This email list will only be used to send out timely trail notifications.

Friends of The Legacy Trail is a newly registered organization with the Amazon Smile Foundation! We are now eligible to receive 0.5% of your Amazon Smile purchases made here:
No additional cost to you! But donations from Amazon Smile will go directly to FLT! More info here …

You Can Donate Square Feet of the Extension and Know the GPS Location of Your Square Feet!

You will receive a personalized certificate with the GPS location of your feet. Click on the button below for more details and to donate.  (Donor List)
Your donations “demonstrate broad and persistent community support”  which is a criterion that makes the Legacy Trail competitive for SUN Trail  and other government and foundation funds to support the extension effort.  

Total To Date:   $78,873 from 668 Donations.

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

Friends of The Legacy Trail