Auburndale is a large neighborhood in the northern area of Queens that is bordered by Murray Hill and Bayside Hills. Homes in Auburndale tend to be single family homes or duplexes that are set back from the road behind pleasant, grassy yards. Most yards are unfenced and the sidewalks are wide, offering a substantial divider between sidewalk and road. You will feel comfortable walking your dog on a loose leash through Auburndale, and it is a good place to bicycle or skateboard with your dog due to the streets which are not heavily trafficked and the sidewalks which provide plenty of room to get out of the way of pedestrians.
Walking through the mature tree-lined streets of Auburndale is very pleasant, but if you are looking for more adventure in your walk, you can find it by heading towards Cunningham Park and its extensive forested paths, or cross the border and go past the Kissena Park Golf Course to find Kissena Park.
Auburndale is a great neighborhood to enjoy being on wheels with your dog, or just walking your dog on a comfortable loose leash. If you would like more adventure in your walk, you have several options available to you.
Cunningham Park with its extensive forested paths will provide you with a place to wander through the forest with your dog. You can follow this park to Alley Pond Park with its natural walking paths and charming little pond. Continuing from Alley Pond Park, you can also find your way down a river that leads into Little Neck Bay. Opportunities to explore water like the Oakland Lake or the Alley Pond give your dog the opportunity to challenge herself with damp and unsteady terrain. This is very important if you are exposing a puppy the world for the first time, or if you have an older dog who is not often excited by the average walk and struggles with sore joints.
Several lovely greenways are available to Auburndale. Kissena Park offers beautiful walking trails through forested terrain, as well as a large and gorgeous lake for you to enjoy with your dog. Huge, grassy areas will give you the opportunity to throw a ball or frisbee with your dog, while paths leading through the forest will give her a chance to experience the wilderness.
While these parks are a little bit too well manicured to support much wildlife, the lakes will certainly attract all sorts of migrating bird life. You can follow Kissena park into Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the large Meadow Lake if you are craving even more water to explore.
Cunningham Park also offers lots of forested land for you to explore with your dog. This forest is not as manicured as Kissena Park, so you have a chance of seeing significant wildlife like deer and wild turkey in this forested area.