The Legacy Trail

Sarasota County, Florida

This 18.5-mile paved multiuse recreational trail extends from Sarasota in the north to the Historic Venice Train Depot in the south. From this point, the Venetian Waterway Park trail extends the path another 4 miles south along the eastern side of the Intracoastal Waterway. There is also a 5-mile section of the Venetian Waterway Park trail along the western side of the Intracoastal Waterway.

Friends of

The Legacy Trail

Friends of The Legacy Trail is an all-volunteer
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to support, promote, enhance, and protect The Legacy Trail, a Sarasota County Park, and its trail connectors now and for future generations. We are also an advocacy group for the continued development of the trail system in Sarasota County and beyond.

Aerial Video of Dona Bay Bridge

Many thanks to Brett Koppes, The Sarasota Drone Guy, for taking these videos for us.

Connector to Benderson Park Identified
Legacy Trail Designated Parking Now Available at Payne Park
Info Tables Taking a Break for the Summer
Work Continues on Clark and Bee Ridge Overpasses
What You Should Know When Parking at Payne Park
FLT's Membership Meeting Held on March 26, 2024

Page header photo credits: Carla Martin (Legacy Trail sign and trail with tree canopy), Brett Koppes (drone photo of Dona Bay bridge), Megan Eidel (Dona Bay bridge at sunset), and Steve Martin (Venice overpass and cyclists near stop station).