Venice is a warm, friendly community. Whether you like shopping in the unique stores of the downtown Venice Main Street district or prefer golfing, boating, fishing, or just laying on the beach, this community area has it all.
There are a number of special surprises awaiting you in the Venice area, such as our Venetian Waterway Park, a linear park that parallels both sides of the Intracoastal Waterway providing almost 10 miles of waterfront view for exercise and recreational use. Along the park, you can also visit our recently restored Venice Train Depot at the northeast end. In its day, the depot greeted those who had the greatest impact on creating the Venice we know today. Like the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, the U.S. Army Air Corp., the Kentucky Military Institute (KMI) and Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus all of whom left their mark on the area.
For even more history, check out Historic Spanish Point in Osprey. A trip to this attraction will provide you with great insight into the life and times of the early pioneers. Or, if you want to go further back in time, you can search for shark’s teeth on the beaches.
Venice has more than 30 parks.