Pet owners that walk their dogs daily in Langdon will experience some beautiful, warm days for strolls and some not-so-pleasant weather throughout the year. Thunderstorms are common, especially during humid weather in summer. These storms can be frightening to dogs with thunder and lightning and high winds with flying debris. Take shelter during storms and avoid overexertion during extreme humidity. Winters have sub-freezing temperatures and light snow. An insulated, warm winter coat and footwear will allow you to continue regular exercise with your dog during winter months.
The south side of the neighborhood is a former industrial area that now hosts several nightclubs which brings nighttime traffic to the area. Thoroughfares in the region are also heavily trafficked with commuters and the train tracks that bisect the area create an impediment for dog walkers. The track and industrial areas are not pedestrian-friendly.
The terrain is somewhat hilly, although inclines are not steep and pedestrians and pups can get around without difficult climbs. There are some apartments and public housing complexes in the community as well as attractive homes on well-landscaped properties. Sidewalks are prevalent in the area and provide safe pedestrian ways.
Langdon Park is located in the community and has a recreation center, pool, tennis and basketball courts, sports fields, and a skate park. A small amphitheater features performances in warmer months. The park is also home to a great off-leash dog park. The Langdon Dog Park has a water and waste facility with a gravel surface for drainage. The park is enclosed and is a great place to let your dog play and socialize with other canines.
There is also a small park on the south side of the neighborhood. The triangular shaped Loomis Park has open land and some trees, making an attractive stop on a stroll through Langdon.
Dog owners can take their leashed pets on the paths in the National Arboretum located to the south. This park has ornamental gardens and wooded areas featuring a wide variety of natural and cultivated trees. This park is busy with many visitors, so your dog should be well-controlled and you should be prepared to clean up after them.