The Legacy Trail
Sarasota County, Florida

But the phone said no rain.
Thank goodness for the shelters!

2020 Tour de Parks Registration Now Open
Click for Info and Registration

Linda and Richard from Michigan Enjoy the New South Creek Stop Station
Photo: Darryl Lang

Sunset From Dona Bay Bridge
Photo: Darryl Lang
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Making adjustments near the Venice Train Depot!
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Total To Date:   $78,573 from 663 Donations.

Help Fund the Trail Extension.  Click Here to
Get Your Square Feet!


FLT Annual Social and Info Meeting Next Tuesday


  • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
  • 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Refreshments start at 5:30 pm
  • Meeting starts at 6:00 pm


  • Historic Spanish Point, 337 North Tamiami Trail, Osprey  (Map)

More details …

Video Fly-Over of a Possible Connector Trail from Nathan Benderson Park to The Legacy Trail

Thanks to Leon Thibeaut for creating a new video showing a potential route for this connection. The video can be viewed on this Connector Page. Leon has put a great deal of time and energy into investigating the route and garnering support for it’s creation.

2020 Tour de Parks Bike Ride Registration Now Open!

Where: Venice Train Depot
303 E Venice Av, Venice, FL

When: Sunday, March 22

Click Here for more information and to register.

Tour de Parks 2020 Jerseys Now Available

North Port Connector Q & A

North Port Connector map

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!!

Our new FLT shirts are currently available both by mail via the website or at info tables on the trail. The new shirts feature the current FLT logo on the front and a map of the trail that shows what it will look like once the trail extension project is completed. We have safety yellow available in women’s sizes in short sleeve, men’s sizes in short and long sleeve. Click here to order.

A limited amount of ladies alternative colors will be available at info tables on the trail. Please let us know what you think of the additional colors by contacting us at

E-Bikes Are Now Allowed on The Legacy Trail

In its November 19 meeting the Sarasota County Commission approved a resolution which, among other things, now allows anyone to use an electric bike on The Legacy Trail. Electric bikes will be regulated in the same manner as traditional bicycles. Click here to see the text of the resolution.

The Legacy Trail South Creek Stop Station and Learning Area is Now Officially Open

A celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony were held on Friday November 15 to mark the official opening. We hope all trail users will enjoy this new trail amenity sponsored by the Jelks Foundation and Friends of The Legacy Trail. See map here for location.

Darryl Lang cuts the ribbon. Darryl is the FLT board member who initiated and coordinated this project. Thanks Darryl and all who contributed!
Station on Legacy Trail

The Legacy Trail Extension is Discussed on “The Chair”, hosted by Sarasota County Commissioner Charles Hines

Thanks to Sarasota County Commission Chair Charles Hines, Director of Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Nicole Rissler, and Friends of the Legacy Trail President Louis Kosiba for bringing us up to date on the Legacy Trail extension! Check out the video:

Trail Alerts:

New!! You can now sign up to receive Legacy Trail notices directly from the County!

Sarasota County has just created an exciting new way for you to get up-to-date Legacy Trail notifications on closures and maintenance.

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:   $78,573 from 663 Donations.

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

Friends of The Legacy Trail