If you and your canine companion enjoy daily walks in the Cathedral Heights neighborhood, you will need to be prepared for varying weather. Summers are hot and humid and thunderstorms are common. Avoid walking in the middle of the day when extreme heat makes overexertion uncomfortable and check local forecasts to avoid severe storms. Winters are cold and light snow is common, so have a warm winter jacket and good footwear. Remnants of Atlantic hurricanes occasionally occur and create hazardous weather conditions with heavy rains. Dog walkers should take shelter when extreme weather is occurring.
Houses are older character homes with Tudor and Colonial architecture and some Edwardian row houses. Properties are well landscaped and maintained and large trees provide a shady canopy for dog walkers in summer. Most residential streets have sidewalks and grass berms, so you don't have to share the road with traffic.
A large greenway park stretches from north to south, providing natural and varying terrain. Most residential and commercial areas are level and steep hills are not an issue for on foot travel. The residential areas are quiet and pleasant for walking, but the commercial shopping areas have more traffic that pet owners will need to be careful of when walking with their pets.
Glover Archbold Park is located within easy access for residents of the neighborhood and occupies a large section of the region. This 183-acre space is a large natural area in a ravine and is laced with long trails for dog walkers to hike. The park provides habitat for and is home to a variety of flora and fauna. Dogs must remain on a leash in this park and on trails and you should be prepared to clean up after them.
More beautiful natural areas are available at Rock Creek Park which is located a short distance to the east and provides over 1,700 acres of beautifully wooded areas with miles of trails to explore with your pup. Cathedral Heights residents can access the park by vehicle as it is only a 10-minute drive. Cyclists use the trails in this park, so keep your dog leashed here as well and watch for other users.