Near Northeast residents that enjoy walking their dogs throughout the year are in for some chilly conditions in winter months with sub-freezing temperatures and light snow. A warm jacket and footwear with good traction will allow you to get outside with your pet on most winter days. Avoid overexertion in humid summer months and make sure you and your dog stay well hydrated. You should also check forecasts for thunderstorms in the region as they often have high winds and heavy rain.
Residences in the area consist mainly of historic row houses and some apartment buildings. The terrain is flat and there are no steep hills for you and your pup to climb when strolling through the region. The area has plenty of sidewalks, so you and your canine companion will not have to share the road with local traffic.
This developed area has lots of buildings with unique historic architecture and some landscaping, but large shade trees are not as common in this neighborhood as in other districts nearby.
Schoolyards and the Cole Recreation Park in the area contain recreational facilities and sports fields. There are also some lawns and treed areas with paved walking paths to access amenities and take a stroll with your leashed dog.
Near the train tracks, you and your pet can access the Metropolitan Branch Trail. This trail runs for 8 miles and is asphalt surfaced, running along the tracks through a mostly urban environment. However, it does provide a safe, separate pedestrian way in the neighborhood and leashed dogs can use the trail.
If you want some off-leash fun, check out the Kingsman Field Dog Park which is located several blocks to the east of the Near Northeast neighborhood. This park is open from 7AM to 10PM, seven days a week, and provides waste bags and a water fountain for your thirsty pup. There are two separate enclosed areas, one for large, active dogs and one for small, senior, and shy pups.