The gently rolling hills of Hampstead are pleasant to walk despite the lack of sidewalks. Houses are well set back from the road, and many are designed to accommodate the change in elevation. The forest around Hampstead is thick and mature. It offers beautiful, but challenging hiking for even experienced hikers and their dogs.
If you don't feel up for hiking through the thick woods or searching for the rare walkways through the woods, you can get plenty of natural walking enjoyment along the streets around Hampstead. The neighborhood of Hampstead connects to Hampstead Road, which leads to a network of small neighborhoods chiseled out of the thick woods in this area of Arkansas.
There is no limit to how far you can walk with your dog on these pleasant neighborhood streets. The forest provides shelter from cold Arkansas winds as well as shade from a hot Arkansas sun.
The hills around Hampstead are gently rolling and provide a pleasant walk along the wide neighborhood streets. While there are no sidewalks provided, the well set-back and widely spaced homes, combined with roads that are usually not much traveled, provide for a very pleasant walking experience.
If you feel up to hiking through the thick woods around Hampstead, you had better have your hiking boots ready. These woods are old, mature, and thick. While your dog will love smelling all of the wildlife in these expansive woods, you may find it difficult going, especially in the summer when trees are in full leaf. In the winter you may find some areas that are easier to hike through. The trees can still provide shelter from biting Arkansas winds.
If you enjoy walking your dog using wheels, whether it is a skateboard, rollerblades, or a bike, Hampstead can be a pleasant place for this sort of activity. Do, however, be aware that there is sometimes not much room between the street and the trees for you to slow down if you should have to get off the road.
The houses in Hampstead are carved out of miles and miles of forest. While the yards of the houses are sunny and grassy, most of the wilderness around Hampstead is thickly wooded. For this reason, there are all sorts of wildlife that you can only find in thick forests, like deer, elk, foxes, rabbits, and many sorts of birds, both year-round and migratory.
If you are up for hiking through the deep woods, Hampstead offers an incredible opportunity to see wildlife in its natural habitat. Your dog will enjoy exploring the woods and revel in the chance to get off the neighborhood streets. There are few walking trails through these woods, so you are most likely going to need to forge your own trail, or utilize the paths left by wildlife.
If you do not feel up for hiking through the thick forests, you can spot many wild animals just by walking along the streets around Hampstead, and keeping your eyes open for wildlife that is using the road for easy travel, to warm itself on the asphalt in the case of reptiles, or foraging along the road.