Laurelwood Mobile Estates is home to both single and doublewide manufactured homes. One of the more unique features about Laurelwood, in comparison to many other mobile home parks in the area, is that most of the homes here have sizeable yards. As a planned community, there are plenty of sidewalks for you and your pup to walk on, complete with grass strips should someone need to go potty. There are pet stores, vets, and dog parks all within driving distance as is the Halifax River and bridges that will take you to the beach. All along Dunlawton Avenue, some pubs and restaurants bear checking out. Some are franchises while others are unique and offer delicious fare.
The weather in Port Orange is very mild all year round with winter days hovering in the low 70s and summer days hitting the 90s with humidity which can make walking your pup during the day unwise.
Like most of coastal Central Florida, the terrain here is mainly flat and is not likely to present you and your dog with a challenging walk. Sidewalks are running throughout the community to provide you and your pooch with a safe place to walk but the best way to make use of flat terrain is to map out different routes to take every day. You can always take your dog outside of the community into neighboring communities to add more distance and challenge for both of you.
Within the community, there are plenty of trees and a long green space runs lengthwise through one section. With speed limits set at 25 mph in the Estates, you and your pup should have no problem with traffic, making it a safer place to walk. You should still wear reflective clothing if you plan to walk at night or in the early morning when the temperatures are colder.
Beyond the one strip running north to south, Laurelwood Mobile Estates has little to offer. If you are looking for a park to go walking with your dog, the nearest one is Reed Canal Park over on Reed Canal Rd. It's not a big park, but it does have trails running through it that might add a little challenge to your walks.
If you really need a challenge, you need to pack up your pup and head over to the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve. The preserve covers over 1600 acres with a 536-foot long boardwalk that marks the start of over three miles of trails for you and your pooch to hike. The trails culminate at the 15-foot tall observation tower before continuing on to Rose Bay. Many of these trails are deep sand which can pull at your feet and make your walks here far more challenging than walking the streets in your community.