Residents that like to walk the area will experience a variety of weather in Jersey City. While spring and fall are pleasant, summers can be hot and humid and winters can be cold and wet in this coastal city. If you plan on traveling on foot be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and don't forget your pup may not like inclement weather either! Plan outdoor excursions for times of the day when the weather will be less of a factor.
This neighborhood is a well developed, historic residential area with densely packed homes. Residential properties tend to have little landscaping up front but many buildings in the area are historic character homes. There are walk-up apartments, single-family homes, and duplexes, as well as some commercial businesses along main thoroughfares that are generally located in more modern buildings. Sidewalks are located against roadways with no grassy berms, so keep your dog leashed to avoid having your pooch accidentally step out into traffic. To the west, there is a busy thoroughfare, Tonnele Avenue, and a large industrial area. This area is not pedestrian-friendly.
Just south, another beautiful park, Leonard Gordon Park, is the site of a large 100-year-old sculpture called 'Buffalo and Bears' and has open lawns, trees, and paved pedestrian pathways. You can saunter through this park, take a seat in the shade, and enjoy the green space on a hot summer afternoon. Several other dog parks, recreation areas, and greenways are located along the Hudson River to the east. These areas may require a drive to access.