West Rock is home to the West Rock Ridge State Park. This expansive park rises to a summit of 627 feet and provides some awesome views of New Haven and the surrounding countryside. The park has several miles of trails in which a leash dog can enjoy some bit of nature. There is boating, fishing, and, of course, places to picnic. Another place in the neighborhood is the smaller Pond Lily Nature Preserve. This 14-acre nature preserve contains some flowing water, and a few places to walk about. Dogs must be kept on leash and under control so as to not disturb the native species.