There is now a short connector path between Patriots Park in Nokomis and The Legacy Trail. Previously, one had to take a much longer circuitous route on the sidewalk along Tamiami Trail highway to get to the trail.
This beautiful park is an ideal place to begin and end your trip. There is parking, restrooms, and even a restaurant and a hotel.
(Note: There is now a building where the field is shown on the south side of the connector.)