Ludlam is located just to the north of South Miami. The community consists of mainly single-family suburban-style homes. The homes here have large backyards, but the streets lack sidewalks in some areas. Like most areas of Miami, the residents here keep their neighborhoods relatively neat and tidy. There are several dog-friendly parks in this community, including the A.D. Barnes Park at the west end with plenty of grass and trails for you and Tiny to walk and play on. There are also pet shops on the south side of Ludlam Trail that carry everything you are likely to need.
The weather here is very dog-friendly with winter lows in the 60s and summer highs in the 90s. It might rain here frequently at certain times of the year, but with an average of 248 days of sunshine, even a little rain shouldn't stop you and Tiny from taking a hike whenever you'd like.
The terrain in Ludlam is a blend of large yards, paved roads, and flat ground. Like much of the Greater Miami area, the terrain is quite flat and unremarkable. This might not appear to be the most challenging place for you and Tiny to get in your daily exercise walk together but what it really means is that you need to work a little harder at finding ways to add more challenges! When you first start out, set a goal for a set distance. Then as you and Tiny become more used to walking, you can add more blocks or do anything you can think of to make things more exciting!
For a change of pace, you can always take in a fun walk in the A.D. Barnes Park at the west end of town. The park covers 65 acres and features a heated pool, a nature center, and several nature trails winding through the woods for you to explore.
One of the toughest things to get used to when living in one of the busiest parts of town is the lack of green space. While Ludlam does have the A.D. Barnes Park, that is all it has. For anything more in the way of greenways, your only choice is to go for a drive. Mind you, it's only a short one west to Tropical Park. This park covers 275 acres and offers miles of paved trails for biking, hiking, walking your dog, and more.
The Tropical Stadium is the home of the Miami-Dade Track and Field Team. More importantly, the park has a fully structured off-leash dog park separated into areas for small and large dogs. Another plus is that, despite the many amenities, there is more than enough grass to romp around on when you get tired of hitting the trails. With so much to do, your pup is sure to have a great time.