The purchase of the Phase 1 Extension rail corridor by Sarasota County was completed in December 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 and improving the North Port Connector Route will be the subject of a voter referendum in the Fall of 2018.
Legacy Trail Mileage Points
|Venice Train Station||0.0||27.101446, -82.440600|
|Venice Bypass Bridge||0.5||27.108499, -82.442102|
|Patriots Park Trailhead Access||0.5||27.108844, -82.442280|
|Nokomis Community Park Access||1.0||27.115868, -82.443885|
|Colonia Lane Crossing||1.25||27.119308, -82.444694|
|Nokomis Riverview Park||1.5||27.122920, -82.445550|
|Dona Bay Bridge||1.8||27.126883, -82.446486|
|Laurel Park Access||2.4||27.136056, -82.448674|
|Laurel Road Crossing||2.6||27.138387, -82.449231|
|Route 681 Overpass||4.7||27.168009, -82.456252|
|Oscar Scherer Park Access||5.3||27.176485, -82.458264|
|Osprey Junction Trailhead Parking Currently Closed for Construction||6.7||27.196202, -82.462974|
|Central Sarasota Pkwy Crossing||8.7||27.225339, -82.469866|
|Legacy Trail Parking||9.6||27.237929, -82.472868|
|Palmer Ranch Pkwy Crossing||10.1||27.244429, -82.474494|
|Culverhouse Nature Park Trailhead||10.4||27.249038, -82.475492|
|North Terminus of Trail||10.8||27.252290, -82.476269|
|Payne Park (Planned Extension)||18.1||27.333336, -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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