There is a small commercial area and the Bella Vista Animal Shelter located west of the Westmorland region along the state border, however, it is not accessible on foot due to the distance and a lack of pedestrian ways.
Dog walkers can enjoy the natural areas around their homes but should be prepared for a variety of weather. Although Arkansas generally enjoys sunny weather, rainy days do occur and precipitation can be heavy at times. Winters are cold with sub-freezing temperatures and some snow. Warm coats and boots make walking your dog less of a chore on frosty mornings. Conversely, summer temperatures can be hot and you may want to avoid taking your dog out at the height of the day.
Westmorland is a beautifully situated residential community with lots of natural terrain and heavily wooded areas in the surrounding region. There are a couple of creeks in the area including Bear Creek to the north and Sugar Creek to the west.
The natural wilderness surrounding Westmorland is hilly, rough terrain and harbors plenty of local wildlife with which neighborhood dogs share their district. Although the surrounding area is hilly and some local residential streets have steep inclines, the main road through the region is mostly level. Properties in the area are large with lots of natural space and landscaping between and on residential properties.
There are, however, no sideways on residential roads and pedestrians and their pups share the road with vehicles. Be careful when walking your dog on roadways to face oncoming traffic, keep your dog close at hand, and watch for traffic where visibility is poor due to winding country roads.
The Tanyard Creek Nature trail is located to the southwest and the Tanyard Loop is about 2.2 miles long, boasting beautiful trees and a waterfall. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trail which is appropriate for people and pups of all ability levels.
Bella Vista Park and Blowing Springs Park and Trail are farther to the south. Blowing Springs Park features a great trail with waterfalls, caves, springs, and rough terrain. It is a great place for energetic dogs to romp, but is more appropriate for people and pets of moderate to advanced physical ability. The Bella Vista Lake Park Trail is 1.8 miles, smooth surfaced, and more appropriate and accessible for those looking for an easy trail to traverse.