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FEATURE: Healthy Living in Leonardtown 

If a leisurely stroll or jog is more your pace, enjoy the gorgeous view from the Wharf then head up the hill to Leonardtown Square, the heart of Historic Leonardtown, where you can enjoy a delicious healthy meal at one of the quality local restaurants. Wander around and visit the numerous, local shops while you’re in town. Leonardtown’s Mayor, Daniel Burris, describes Leonardtown as a “Walking town with a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere that’s focused on connectivity.” Mayor Burris goes on to note that “Everything is accessible within a few blocks, and as you walk around town, you’ll find no one feels like a stranger. Everyone speaks to everyone.” Town Administrator, Laschelle McKay, shared information about plans to expand on this connectivity in the future. “Many sidewalk and road connections are planned or underway to ensure a safe environment for anyone that wants to walk, jog or run their way around Town.”, McKay notes. One such recently added connection is the renovated Nature and Fitness Trail at the College of

Southern Maryland’s Leonardtown Campus that opened in July 2018. The widened, mulched trail winds through the forested area behind campus’ Wellness and Aquatic Center. The trail is open to the community and offers beautiful views of stately, old trees and native foliage.

In addition to offering fine dining, the at-home cook can find shopping and resources for planning healthful meals at home. The health conscious cook shouldn’t miss checking out Quality Street Catering and The Good Earth Natural Food Companies. Quality Street Catering on Fenwick Street provides a great resource for cooks with their Healthy Living cooking lessons. Their group classes offer beginner to advanced cooking techniques and instruction ranges from demonstrations to hands-on training. These classes are a great way to meet others who share your love of cooking and to improve and learn new techniques.

Another great resource for planning healthy meals in the home is The Good Earth Natural Food Companies. Located on Park Avenue, The Good Earth offers fresh produce from local Certified Organic Farms. Shop delicious, fresh fruits and vegetables, allergy free and special dietary foods, choose selections from their bulk foods section and much more. Visitors can also sample and take home fresh, healthy and seasonal dishes that are made in their Healthy Lifestyles Kitchen from ingredients within the store. You can sample and purchase Soups, Healthy Side Dishes, Smoothies and Fresh Pressed Juice made to order when available. Recipes and ingredients are available for you to prepare and enjoy at home. Demos are also provided in their kitchen.

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