Bike Trails Near Venice Florida (The Venice Waterway Trail, and The Legacy Trail)

Customers departing Shamrock Park for Venice Trail

There are two main bike trails near Venice Florida. The one that runs along both sides of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) is called the Venice Trail. Its official name is The Venetian Waterway Park Trail, but most folks call it the Venice Trail. For most of its length the Venice Trail is a double-wide sidewalk beside the canal. None of it crosses any road, so the Venice Trail is best suited for groups who also have young riders with them.

The other bike trail near Venice Florida is The Legacy Trail. Converted from an old railroad line, it begins on mainland Venice at the Train Depot and runs north toward Sarasota. This trail is well-maintained paved asphalt about ten feet wide. Currently it crosses four roads. Colonia Lane, Laurel Road, Central Sarasota Parkway, and Palmer Ranch Parkway. A pedestrian overpass is under construction at Laurel Road and will one day permit users to cross over the road without having to cross traffic. A detour is marked by signs at the crossing. Select a link below to find out more detailed info about each trail.

Venice Waterway Trail (Mainland, and Island sections)

The Legacy Trail (Venice mainland to Osprey)

Image of Ladies Street Cruiser rental bike on one of the bike trails near venice florida

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(In order, North to South)

Legacy Trail - Osprey

Bay Street Park

Oscar Scherer Park

Legacy Trail - Venice

Patriots Park

Legacy Park

Venice Trail - Mainland-side

Legacy Park

Circus Bridge

Shamrock Park

Venice Trail - Island-side

Venice Avenue Bridge

Airport Approach Road

Caspersen Park