Because Buffalo is situated on the shores of Lake Erie, neighborhoods in the city are often subject to constant and occasionally severe lake-effect snowstorms from December through March. Walking on sidewalks can be tricky due to icy surfaces so drive or walk with care during these times and be sure to wear appropriate winter weather gear. Spring, summer, and fall are alternately rainy and cool, hot and humid, and temperate and comfortable. As conditions may carry, check the weather forecast ahead of your walk and be prepared for whatever comes your way.
As it is a mixed-use district, this part of Elmwood Avenue is frequently busy. Be sure to keep your dog on a leash at all times and use crosswalks for crossing the road. Please note that there are many residential homes and businesses which encourage higher amounts of traffic pulling in and out of driveways and parking lots. Keep your eyes open at all times for the safety of you and your dog!
Large lawns and well-kept landscaped areas provide other, smaller green space opportunities for you and your pooch. If you are looking for a spot to take a break, consider some dog-friendly patio options at cafes and restaurants such as Forty Thieves, Caffe Aroma, Cole's, Root & Bloom, and Pano's.