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Venetian Waterway Park
Developed by Venice Area Beautification Inc., assisted by city and county governments and the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, the linear park has 5 miles of bicycle or walking trails on each side of the Intracoastal Waterway. It connects to Legacy Trail at the Historic Venice Train Station, 301 E. Venice Ave., creating almost 23 miles of uninterrupted trails.
Amenities: Benches, litter receptacles, dog clean-up stations, picnic shelters and grills, scenic ICW views and glimpses of wildlife are found along the 10-mile long, 10-foot wide linear trail for walkers, joggers and bikers. No motor vehicles allowed.
Click here to view Area Bike and Pedestrian Trails Map
Click here for a schedule of organized rides in the community.
Click here for Bicycles International calendar of events.
Coastal Cruisers: http://www.coastalcruisers.net/
Sarasota Manatee Bicycle Club: http://www.smbc.us/
Sarasota County Off Road Riders: http://www.scorrider.com/
Bicycle Advocacy Groups and News
Friends of the Legacy Trail: https://www.friendsofthelegacytrail.org/
Bike Venice Florida: http://www.bikeveniceflorida.com/
Other Helpful Information
Venice Cycling Routes: http://www.mapmyride.com/us/venice-fl/
Legacy Trail Route: https://www.traillink.com/trail-maps/legacy-trail-(fl).aspx (requires free registration)
Restrictions: Click here to view restrictions
Location: Along both sides of the Intracoastal Waterway. Parking on the west side of the ICW is located at the northwest trailhead off of Nokomis Avenue, behind the Venice Theatre; on Golf Street; on the east side of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation; and at the east end of Airport Avenue, on the dirt road, to the south side of Circus Bridge. Parking on the east side of the ICW is at Marina Park and Boat Ramp, the historic Venice Train Depot, and Shamrock Park in South Venice.