The forest surrounding the neat houses is deep and thick with mature trees. Neighborhoods are generously spaced so there is plenty of forest between Allendale and the next neighborhood. There are not many walking trails, although some paths exist between neighborhoods, so if you are going to be hiking through the woods, get ready for heavy hiking. The going is a little easier in the fall and winter.
If you are tired of walking on the streets or through the heavy forest, it is not a far walk across East McNelly Road to cleared rolling hills with charming isolated trees.
Hiking through the woods around Allendale is tough going, especially in the warmer months when leaves are all in and growth is vigorous. The forest is tall and mature, and some areas offer good hiking for a committed walker.
If you are tired of walking along the streets or hiking through the woods you can cross East McNelly Road and enjoy walking along the grassy rolling hills. Walking in the fields is easy going, and your dog will enjoy running freely through the grass. Isolated trees in this area are mature and lovely, perfect for sitting under for a break.
To escape the forest without confining your explorations to roads, you can cross East McNelly Road and wander the wide natural grass fields. The isolated trees offer great opportunities to spot all kinds of birds. Trees allowed to grow very tall at the tops of these rolling hills are favorite perches for birds of prey like hawks and even the great bald eagle.