Carnegie Hill is a charming little neighborhood on the upper east side of Manhattan. It borders Central Park on one side, at the part of the park where the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir is. Ornate apartment buildings are spaced flush together and push up on the sidewalk, leaving little room for walking your dog on a loose leash or being on wheels with your dog.
If you are walking your dog in Carnegie Hill, there is little question that you will be drawn towards the extensive beautiful walking trails of Central Park. The part of the park that Carnegie Hill shares a perimeter with lies on the reservoir, so once you enter the park, you will find yourself looking over the lovely views of the water. The breezes coming off of this open body of water will keep you cool even when walking your dog on the hottest New York days.
Walking through Carnegie Hill is very much Manhattan City walking, so to get away from the tight spaces and let your dog walk on a loose leash or play a game of fetch, head towards Central Park and all of the gorgeous walking trails available to you here.
Several running and walking trails are available for you to choose from so that you can choose a path that will give you room away from pedestrians with your dog, or choose to walk along the water for the most pleasant and cooling walking experience. There are plenty of options for you to explore, no matter which way you choose.
If you follow the path one way, you will find yourself wandering through deep mature forest on lovely walking trails. If you follow down the other, you will pass some golf course areas and then find yourself at the lovely Harlem Meer Lake which offers more natural views and settings than the more artificial reservoir.
You will love exploring all that the gorgeous Central Park has to offer. This expansive park offers walking trails through an incredible variety of natural terrain, as well as offering beautiful landscaping and horticulture.
Across the water, you have a great chance of seeing all kinds of water birds, especially ducks and migrating geese. If you head up towards Harlem Meer, you can see a more natural waterway and a great chance of seeing not only water birds but amphibious wildlife like frogs and newts and even city wildlife like raccoons.
In the North Woods and other wooded areas of Central Park, you can find an incredibly natural habitat to explore with your dog right here in the most crowded area of New York City. Most paths are paved so they will be comfortable for you to walk, but your dog can enjoy sniffing the dense shrubbery and trees along the path.