Hot, humid conditions in summer can make walking uncomfortable and even result in heat-related illness if precautions are not taken. Choose cool times of the day for daily walks. Winters are cold with sub-freezing temperatures that require warm outerwear. Good footwear will help keep you from falls, but remember your dog can slip too! Large dogs especially can be prone to hip injuries on icy surfaces, so use caution. Remember to check forecasts to avoid severe winter and summer storms and take shelter when extreme weather with high winds is imminent.
Rock Creek Park and the National Zoo located on the east side of the neighborhood are prominent landscape features in the region. There is metro access, but it is below ground and does not significantly affect pedestrians on the surface.
Homes in the area consist of single-family and well-appointed row houses, many of which are part of a historic district with beautiful properties. Multistory apartments are located on a section of Connecticut Avenue. Mature landscaping throughout the region gives it a park-like feel.
To the north of the Woodley Park, neighborhood residents and their canine companions can find the Tregaron Nature Preserve which also has miles of interconnecting trails to explore with your pup. There are many different users and wildlife in this greenway as well, so you'll need to keep your dog secure and clean up any messes to be respectful to other park and trail users.