The Legacy Trail expansion is now open

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  • By Leslie Tilton

We are excited to share the news that the Legacy Trail expansion is now open linking Payne Park in Sarasota to the Venice Train Depot.

On March 3rd, 2022 the Legacy Trail Expansion project celebrated a well attended grand opening. The three paved portions of the trail have been completed and connected so riders can now ride from Payne Park in downtown Sarasota to the Venice Train Depot. At either end, riders can ride beyond the trail into the downtown areas to enjoy restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Additionally on the trail, there have been improvements to existing trailheads to include new or improved restroom facilities and improved parking. 

Work is continuing on the North Port Connector south of Venice as well as construction of the two overpasses at Clark and Bee Ridge Roads. They will be welcomed additions as these roads are multi-lane busy roads and overpasses will make this part of the trail much safer. Our community is fortunate to have this wonderful amenity and we look forward to seeing future expansion of the trail. An expanded map showing the entire trail should be available soon.