Queens Village is a large, attractive residential neighborhood in the East part of Queens. This expansive neighborhood offers several regional parks where you can get away from walking the neighborhood streets. Most homes in Queens Village are charming two or three story homes with peaked roofs and chimneys. Streets are lined with mature trees and houses are well set back from unfenced grassy lawns. The landscaping in this area is manicured and most yards feature annual flowers. The wide streets are divided from well-maintained sidewalks with large grassy dividers that are studded with old trees.
Breininger Park and Potomogeton pond and its trail can offer you a pleasant alternative to walking along the neighborhood streets. The pond especially offers an unusual glimpse into the local wildlife. This patch of forest acts as a refuge for all sorts of wildlife in this area, from residential wildlife to migrating birds. A fresh, safe source of water away from people will especially attract any wildlife in the area.
The streets of this charming neighborhood are generally pleasant to walk along, with large well-maintained sidewalks and big grassy dividers between the sidewalk and street. Since the streets tend to be straight and flat, they can be great for running with your dog with rollerblades, a bike, or a skateboard. Most homes have plenty of grass for you to run off into if you need to.
If you are looking for a change, the Potomogeton Pond and trail can give you the opportunity to hike through some natural terrain. The forest is allowed to grow wild right up to the edge of the pond, so you get the fascinating view of the natural edge of the pond. Your dog will love sniffing around this wild area. Be careful that you wear the appropriate footwear, especially if it has been raining or if there is snow and ice on the ground.
If you aren't up for a nature hike but still want to get off the city streets, Breininger Park just across the border of Queens Village provides a pleasant little grassy square and lots of beautiful mature trees to walk and lounge under.
Breininger Park, right across the line of Queens Village, offers a little escape from neighborhood streets. While most of this park is composed of a sports field, there is a pleasant little grassy area and paths through tall trees.The wide grassy area is surrounded by mature trees that are spaced to create a lovely canopy over the park.
The overall grounds of the park is fenced as well, so you can feel an extra layer of security in case your dog might get away from you. The sidewalk that goes along the perimeter of this park on the outside of the fence is also a nice place to walk with your dog, since it is also studded with beautiful mature trees and offers an extensive space without an intersecting road.
Just across the Grand Central Parkway, you can enjoy the Potomogeton Pond and its accompanying trail. This narrow pond sits between the Grand Central Parkway Highway and the road otherwise known as 86th Avenue, and is surrounded by lush forest which the trail cuts through. After the well-manicured neighborhood streets of Queens Village, this wild bit of forest and natural pond can be a relief.