Bundle up in warm gear for chilly winter days and avoid the muggiest parts of the day for walking with your canine companion during humid summers. When storms with high winds, heavy snow, rain, or lightning are imminent, take shelter with your pet and wait for the weather to pass over before venturing out.
The Mount Olivet Cemetery takes up a significant portion of the north side of the community while the southern section is comprised of residential dwellings. The cemetery, along with the large university grounds on the west and the Arboretum on the east, provide plenty of landscaped space in and near Trinidad. Dwellings in the area consist mostly of row houses, some of which feature Victorian architecture, while others are flat-roofed.
The neighborhood has some gentle inclines, but no steep hills to trek up, and residential streets are lined with sidewalks and grassy berms which make pleasant walkways for you and your pooch.
There are four off-leash dog parks within a ten-minute drive of the Trinidad neighborhood. Langdon Dog Park is located to the north, Kingsman Field Dog Park to the south, Swampoodle Dog Park to the southwest, and a small dog park in the Eckington neighborhood on the west side. Off-leash areas are a great way for your dog to play with you or other pups. Even if dog parks are well fenced, your pup should have good off-leash recall to enjoy these areas safely.
The National Arboretum has 446 acres of gardens, wooded areas, and paths winding through the beautiful greenway attractions. Dogs are permitted on the path on a leash and a wide variety of plants and trees can be viewed in the area. Because this park is a bit of a tourist attraction, it can be very busy, so your dog should be comfortable with crowds of people and not become alarmed when they pass.