The beautiful neighborhood of Cobble Hill is nestled in Brooklyn, not far from the piers. It is bordered to the east by Boerum Hill and to the north by Brooklyn Heights. This is a small neighborhood but it is packed with character! It is part of the historic district as it has some of the most beautiful homes of the nineteenth century. The area has been settled since the 1640s when it was used by Dutch farmers and later as a fort during the American war of Independence. This highly historic area is a fascinating and densely detailed area to explore!
You can expect a heavily urban area like this to have services that cater to the urban dog and Cobble Hill is no exception. The Doggie Academy and B&B Dogworks Brooklyn Dog Training both offer high-quality training for your canine while the Pier 6 Dog Run is a great place to let your dog run off-leash.
Cobble Hill is an attractive little area of Brooklyn. Despite its name, the hill has been flattened in the course of development and so your experience walking through Cobble Hill will be primarily flat. The neighborhood is laid out with gorgeous old apartment buildings flush together. Little front yards and stoops fenced with wrought iron open out directly onto the wide sidewalk. Between the buildings, however, there are courtyards that are not accessible to the public.
Walking your dog through most of Cobble Hill will be a somewhat tight walking experience since the buildings push close up on the road and, while there are beautiful old trees, there is not much of a divider between sidewalk and road. For the chance to let your dog stretch her legs, you can head towards the piers and the Pier 6 Dog Run where your dog can run off-leash with all of their canine friends!
In the center of Cobble Hill is a lovely little rectangular park called the Cobble Hill Park. This tree-filled park has a round cleared area and walking trails. This is a lovely place to let your dog walk on a loose leash and enjoy the lovely mature trees. As you head towards the piers, you will find the attractive Van Voorhees Playground and Adam Yauch Park, both of which offer some nice tree cover and grassy areas.
Pier 6 has a gorgeous grassy and beautifully landscaped area that juts out into the water for lovely cool breezes on hot New York days. The Pier 6 Dog Run is a great place to let your dog play with other dogs off-leash and the Pier 6 Beach is a great place to have fun in the sun! Although this isn’t a good place to expose your pup to swimming, it is a good place to get them used to seeing boats.