The weather in Myrtletown and the surrounding Eureka area is mild during both winter and summer with few extreme temperatures which makes it perfect for walking. Winter temperatures are usually above freezing and rain is common. Summers are also relatively moderate with warm temperatures but no extreme hot weather. Fog is a common occurrence in the Myrtletown area and dog walkers should be cautious walking around urban areas when visibility is reduced.
Homes in the area were primarily built in the 1950s and 60s and reflect this period. Homes have large windows and low pitched roofs typical of the Pearson Building Company developer responsible for many of the structures in the area. Most of this suburban-like neighborhood has sidewalks running along residential and commercial streets for pedestrians and pups to walk on. Properties are well landscaped with lawns, ornamental shrubs, and trees on private and public property which make the district green and inviting for a stroll with your canine companion.
If you and your pup would like some ocean views, you can take a short drive to the Hikshari’ Trailhead. This trail will take you along the Pacific Coast to the north. There are wildflowers and beautiful views along the trail. The Hikshari’ Trail is suitable for people and pups of all ability levels.
If your dog is craving some off-leash play, check out the Eureka Dog Park located near the Myrtletown area on its west side. The dog park is enclosed and has a separate area for small dogs. The park provides waste disposal facilities, toys, and even a doggy water fountain so thirsty pups can have a drink!