The Orchards residents find comfortable walking conditions in both the spring and fall and relatively mild winter walking weather. Although some inclement weather with cold temperatures and snow does occasionally occur during the winter months, these conditions can be avoided fairly easily with the right outerwear. Summers are particularly hot with the mercury soaring over 80 degrees Fahrenheit on many days. Avoid daytime heat by walking first thing in the morning with your dog or later in the evening.
The neighborhood has sidewalks and grassy berms separating pedestrians from roadways. These pedestrian ways make safe walking paths for you and your dog with cool grass under your puppy's paws on grassy strips that are preferable to hot pavement. Natural and rural areas border the community and the McKisic Creek, ravine, and natural treed area is located just north of the community. Residents enjoy urban amenities nearby with a country feel from surrounding natural terrain and undeveloped areas.
A short 7-minute drive to the northeast, canines can enjoy some off-leash fun at the Bark Park. This park has separate small and large dog areas and agility obstacles for a unique challenge. Razorback Greenway is in this area as well and can be accessed at Dave Peel Park. The Greenway stretches north and south from this access point and includes 36 miles of connecting trails and greenways. Most of the trail is off-road, although some sections run along roadways. This greenway provides access to lakes, parks, schools, and amenities like shopping areas and museums. There are many miles and hours of exploring the Bentonville area for you and your pup on these greenways!