Residents will experience lots of different weather conditions throughout the year and will need to be prepared when walking the region. Ludlow gets an average of 43 inches of snow per year and sub-freezing temperatures are common. Summers, however, are hot and humid and you may want to avoid walking in the heat of the day.
There are some hilly areas in the neighborhood that will require a bit of a climb when walking but they are not too steep and usually do not present a major problem for pedestrians and pets.
The north of Ludlow Centre features rural farmland and there are large natural areas to the east. The Chicopee River and Wallamanumps Falls are located on the southern border. Haviland Pond has residences backing onto it and a public beach.
The surrounding rural and natural areas along ponds, rivers, and the creek provide plenty of green space and greenways that can be enjoyed on natural trails created by local users and wildlife or from adjacent sidewalks. These areas are nearby for Ludlow Center residents, however, larger parks with maintained trails can be accessed with a short drive by vehicle.
Chicopee Memorial State Park provides 572 acres of natural area with miles of trails and greenways to explore with your pooch. There is a reservoir with beaches, fishing, and natural waterways in the area. Picnic areas and rest spots are also available.
5-mile Pond Park and the Lake Lorraine Preserve are also a short drive away and provide ponds with trails and plenty of trees and open areas to enjoy with your dog. There is a beach, kayaking, and canoeing available. Teach your dog to ride quietly on a kayak or canoe and enjoy some waterway fun!