Trail Etiquette

How Not to Be a Jerk When You're Riding Your Bike

Be mindful of those around you.

01/04/2024 By Hannah Wallace

Easy Riding

The Ultimate Guide to All 18.2 Miles of the Legacy Trail

What was built more than a century ago as a railroad to carry freight trains and passenger lines (and later the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus) is now an 18.2-mile paved public park that stretches from Sarasota to Venice.

01/04/2024 By Hannah Wallace

Expansion Cycle

Legacy Trail Advocates Eye Linking With Florida Gulf Coast Trail

An expanded trail could connect Sarasota with Tampa and Naples.

10/19/2023 By Jim DeLa/Community News Collaborative

Wheelie Fun

Get Excited for Sarasota Bike Fest's Halloween Bike Parade

Get the bike gang back together for this family-friendly celebration of all things bicycle.

10/12/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Step It Up

Jazz Up Your Walking Routine at These Five Sarasota Spots

From scavenger hunts to hiking practice to Swedish fartlek, here are some great ways to up the ante on your walking game.

07/19/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Pedal Pusher

The Caragiulo Family Is Planning to Build a New Restaurant on the Legacy Trail

The brothers are adding a new venture to their growing list of successful restaurants in Sarasota.

06/23/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Southern Living

Two New Housing Developments Are Headed to South Sarasota

Harmon Legacy Trail and Render Legacy Trails will add 528 residences to the area.

03/30/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Free & Freeish

We Live in Paradise—Enjoy It With These Free Outdoor Actvities

From birdwatching to outdoor yoga to hiking, biking and swimming, there's an activity for every outdoor enthusiast.


Fast Track

Construction on the Legacy Trail Extension Is Ahead of Schedule

A July 6 ribbon cutting will celebrate completion of the first segment of the new trail.

05/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Legacy Trail

Sarasota County Seeks Naming Submissions for Legacy Trail Extension Trailheads

Submissions are sought in the following categories: geographic location, historical value, and individual or group.

01/22/2021 By Staff

Road Work

Traffic Lanes Open on St. Armands Circle Following Roadwork

Work for the project will continue along John Ringling Boulevard; however, crews expect to accomplish that work without extended lane closures.

12/14/2019 By Staff


Public Invited to Legacy Trail Extension Meetings

The extension won approval last year and will connect the existing Legacy Trail to downtown Sarasota.

11/08/2019 By Staff

Legacy Trail

Jon F. Swift Construction Awarded Legacy Trail Extension Contract

Construction is expected to begin in early 2020.

09/12/2019 By Staff

Happy Trails

Legacy Trail Extension Kick-Off Celebration Set for June 28

The event runs 8:30-10 a.m. at Payne Park.

06/25/2019 By Staff


Legacy Trail Overpass Opens

The new overpass at Laurel Road was built by the Florida Department of Transportation.

01/11/2019 By Staff


Legacy Trail Extension Wins Approval

Sarasota County voters on Tuesday passed a measure that will connect the existing Legacy Trail to downtown Sarasota.

11/06/2018 By Staff

A Path Forward

Should the Legacy Trail Be Extended?

Voters will answer the question in November, when they will decide whether to approve a bond referendum that would pay for the project.

08/29/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Panel to Discuss November Ballot Initiatives

Participants will discuss the possible extension of the Legacy Trail, whether to allow most felons who have served their time to vote and more.

08/20/2018 By Staff


Supporters of Legacy Trail Extension Holding Campaign Kickoff Event

If approved by voters this fall, the referendum would provide $65 million in funding to extend the trail to downtown Sarasota.

07/10/2018 By Staff


Effort to Extend Legacy Trail Moves Forward

The Trust for Public Land and Sarasota County announced the purchase of 2.7 miles of former railroad right-of-way to extend The Legacy Trail to downtown Sarasota.

12/21/2017 By staff