Trailhead Parking and Other Information

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The purchase of the Phase 1 Extension  rail corridor by Sarasota County is currently under contract and is expected to close in late December of 2017.   The Phase 1 Spur is included as part of the Phase 1 Extension land purchase but there are no current plans to develop a trail on this section.   The purchase of the Phase 2 Extension will be the subject of a voter referendum in the Fall of 2018.

Legacy Trail Mileage Points

 MileGPS Coordinates
Venice Train Station0.027.101446, -82.440600
Venice Bypass Bridge0.527.108499, -82.442102
Patriots Park Trailhead Access0.527.108844, -82.442280
Nokomis Community Park Access1.027.115868, -82.443885
Colonia Lane Crossing1.2527.119308, -82.444694
Nokomis Riverview Park1.527.122920, -82.445550
Dona Bay Bridge1.827.126883, -82.446486
Laurel Park Access2.427.136056, -82.448674
Laurel Road Crossing2.627.138387, -82.449231
Shelter3.427.149419, -82.451862
Route 681 Overpass4.727.168009, -82.456252
Oscar Scherer Park Access5.327.176485, -82.458264
Osprey Junction Trailhead Parking Currently Closed for Construction6.727.196202, -82.462974
Central Sarasota Pkwy Crossing8.727.225339, -82.469866
Legacy Trail Parking9.627.237929, -82.472868
Palmer Ranch Pkwy Crossing10.127.244429, -82.474494
Culverhouse Nature Park Trailhead10.427.249038, -82.475492
North Terminus of Trail10.827.252290, -82.476269
Payne Park (Planned Extension)18.127.333336, -82.525669

Locations in Blue are Trailheads.  Parking is available at Trailheads.

The Legacy Trail connects with the Venetian Waterway Park Trail at the Historic Venice Train Depot on Venice Avenue, forming a continuous 20 mile non-motorized path from Palmer Ranch in southern Sarasota to Shamrock Park and Caspersen Beach Park in Venice.  These two trails connect Sarasota, Osprey, Laurel, Nokomis, Venice, and south Venice.

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Friends of The Legacy Trail