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The Legacy Trail

In 2008 Sarasota County opened The Legacy Trail , a 10 mile long cycling trail following the right of way of the former CSX Railway, running from the City of Sarasota to the north, to Casperson Beach in the south. There is an overpass spanning US 41 in Venice, and another overpass planned at Laurel Rd in Nokomis. The County is also exploring options to expand the Trail to interconnect with other parks and to extend the northern section to downtown Sarasota.  The Trail runs through Oscar Scherer State Park and has bridge crossings over Dona Bay & Shackett Creek, and connects with the Venetian Waterway Park for another 10 miles along the Intracoastal Waterway through Venice before Trail’s end at Casperson Beach. A very popular amenity! Here is an excellent website all about The Legacy Trail courtesy of local Sarasota resident Sandy Estabrook:

Legacy Trail Over Dona Bay

Legacy Trail Bike Path

Legacy Trail Near RR Trestle