Chestnut Woods is located just off US 92 behind Woodall's Mobile Home Village. Unlike the mobile home village, all the homes here are single-family permanent structures. Many of the homes have lovely shady trees surrounding them. However, this dead-end road has no sidewalks for you and your pup to go walking on. You will need to be constantly aware of the traffic to avoid running in front of any cars. Fortunately, being a dead-end road, there isn't much traffic.
The weather here is one of the reasons Lakeland is a favorite with retirees. Winter daytime lows are in the lower 70s, while summer highs are in the upper 80s to low 90s. Both pet stores and dog-friendly parks are within driving distance and to the north of Chestnut Woods is a vast open expanse of greenspace that has become a favorite place to walk your dog among those who live around it.
The terrain along Chestnut Woods and the surrounding area is typical of Central Florida in that you can see for miles in any direction. For those of you whose pup has managed to put on a few extra pounds lounging around in the air conditioning, the flat ground can be a bit of a blessing when you finally decide its time to start taking them for long, healthy walks. While hilly ground might cause serious injury to a dog who is not used to going for walks, level terrain is the perfect alternative. You can start out with short strolls and slowly work your way up to longer and longer walks. Before you know it, the two of you will be looking for challenging places to hike such as heading out to the Ocala National Forest where the terrain is a little less flat and there are miles of trails for the two of you to explore.
While many people living in Lakeland have little more than a small backyard for their dogs to play in, those who live on Chestnut Woods Drive have a vast open field just to the north of the houses. In fact, this part of Lakeland has several very large areas of woods and open spaces that make great places for you and your pooch to get some exercise and fresh air. Lakeland earned its name from the number of lakes in the area as there are dozens of them in all sizes of which only 38 have been named. Many are ringed entirely with private residences. One of the largest within easy driving distance is Lake Parker. It is also one of the few with a public access park where you and your dog can spend hours enjoying the many hiking trails or sitting on the shore of the lake with a fishing rod and reel in hand.