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.

12/01/2021

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

Meetings

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

Transportation

Legacy Trail Overpass Opens

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

01/11/2019 By Staff

Transportation

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

Politics

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

Planning

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

Planning

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

Positive Spin

5 Great Local Bike Rides

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike--especially on one of these routes.

04/05/2016 By Hannah Wallace