Orange Island Park is a mixed community of single-family homes and businesses on the north side of the Main Street Bridge. The neighborhood sits right on the Halifax River, putting you right in the heart of everything. On both sides of the bridge, there are plenty of great places to eat and the outstanding array of nightclubs if you are into the clubbing scene.
It's also the perfect place to live if you are into Bike Week as the area is invaded by motorcycles of every size, shape, and color this time of year. Best of all, you are a ten-minute drive from the white sands of the World's Most Famous Beach.
With summer temperatures in the 90s, you and Fido could spend a lot of mornings taking in the ocean air as you walk along the surf. You can even walk along the beach in January when the temperatures are in the upper 40s and lower 50s.
This is a densely built-up area of town with the homes nestled in with numerous automotive and motorcycle repair facilities. You might think this would make it pretty hard to find anywhere for you to go walking. Thankfully, there is a walking path running along the bank of the Halifax River all the way down to City Island Park.
Along with this, you and your pooch can go walking around as many blocks as you can handle to get in your daily exercise. The big thing to remember is that during the summer months, any paved surface exposed to the summer's relentless gaze is going to be too hot to walk on. During these months, you should be taking your walks with Fido during the early morning hours before the sun has a chance to come up and turn everything into one giant melting pot that isn't fit for man or beast to be out in.
Despite being in what appears to be a densely packed residential and commercial area, there really isn't much in the way of green space nearby. But all along this side of the Halifax River is a nice little park with a walking trail for you to go walking on. Enjoy the grass and the trail but keep your pup on a leash, cleaning up any messes they leave along the way.
Alternatively, there is a small island just offshore with even more room for the two of you run around on and get in a little extra play time. If you need plenty of room to run, however, your best bet is to make full use of the beach. Not only does the soft sand offer challenging walks, but early in the morning when the beach is still empty of tourists is the perfect time to go for a jog or a run together.