Track your progress! Use this log to track how much you walk or exercise each day.

Track your time in minutes or use a pedometer to count how many steps you walk. Walking is one of the easiest ways to be active: it’s free and all you need is water, comfortable clothes and shoes. Being active can lower stress, improve health, and increase energy. Having an active lifestyle means: Staying active throughout the day by using the stairs, gardening, or doing chores, and Doing heart healthy exercise for 30-60 minutes most days that gets your heart rate up, for example, walking at a pace that makes you breathe hard but not gasp for air.
Consult a physician before beginning any exercise program.

Thinking of starting a regular walking routine? Just looking to get exercise and enjoy the outdoors?




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The Laurel, Osprey, Venice, Nokomis area has a place for you to walk! If you are looking for convenience, consider walking at a local library. If you’re looking for scenery, visit one of the beaches or nature preserves. Remember, some natural areas might have rough terrain.





Laurel, Osprey, Venice, and Nokomis

Places to Walk in Laurel, Osprey, Venice, and Nokomis
1 Brohard Beach * 1600 Harbor Dr S, Venice 2 Casperson Beach * 4100 Harbor Dr S, Venice 3 Curry Creek Preserve* 1075 Albee Farm Rd, Venice 4 Deer Prairie Creek Preserve* 7001 Forbes Trl, Venice 5 Foxworthy Campus/By-Pass Park* 1101 Gulf Coast Blvd, Venice 6 Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library* 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd, Venice 7 Jelks Preserve* 2300 N River Rd, Venice 8 Laurel Park* 509 Collins Rd, Laurel 9 Lemon Bay Preserve* 5472 Kenisco Rd, Venice 10 Manasota Scrub Preserve* 2695 Bride St, Englewood 11 Nokomis Beach * 901 Casey Key Rd, Nokomis

12 Nokomis Park * 234 Nippino Trl E, Nokomis 13 Oscar Scherer State Park 1843 S Tamiami Trl, Osprey 14 Pinebrook Park* 1251 Pinebrook Rd, Venice 15 Pocono Trail Preserve* 289 E Pocono Trl, Nokomis 16 Senior Friendship Center 2350 Scenic Dr, Venice 17 Shamrock Park * 3900 W Shamrock Dr, Venice 18 South County Family YMCA 701 Center Rd, Venice 19 T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve* 1800 Mabry Carlton Pkwy, Venice 20 Venetian Waterway Park * 257 N Tamiami Trl, Venice 21 Venice Beach * 101 The Esplanade, Venice 22 Venice Public Library* 300 S Nokomis Ave, Venice 23 Woodmere Park * 3951 Woodmere Park Blvd

To learn more about locations with *, call 861-5000. To learn more about Oscar Scherer State Park, call 483-5956. To learn more about the Senior Friendship Center, call 497-1273 To learn more about South County Family YMCA, call 492-9622 Walks marked as Everyday (in red) are on sidewalks, beaches, or well-cleared park paths. Walks marked Adventure (in green) are in more natural areas; you should utilize appropriate precautions when walking these paths.

Also learn about the Legacy Trail—with Trailheads throughout the LOVN Area!
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