As weather conditions vary in Buffalo based on the season, you will need to be prepared for a wide range of precipitation and temperatures. Spring is often cold and rainy while summer and fall are ideal times to walk in North Buffalo. Heat and humidity can make walks difficult at times in the summer, so dress appropriately and make sure it is never too hot. Winters are often the hardest time to walk due to the snow and icy conditions. It is reccommended that you dress warmly.
Even better, many restaurants and stores on Hertel allow dogs, have dog-designated eating areas or offer canine specialties on the menu. If you want to grab a bite to eat, check out New Jewel of India or Lloyd's Taco on Hertel, both of which offer seating on their patios for dogs. If you are looking for a refreshing treat, try White Rabbit Frozen Yogurt near the corner of Hertel and Delaware Avenue. Dogs are not allowed in the shop, but they do sell a tasty doggie frozen yogurt treat if your pup needs a snack.
Delaware Park is a large park located at the southernmost part of North Buffalo. Renowned because of its famous designer, Frederick Law Olmsted, Delaware Park is a centerpiece of Buffalo. As an incredibly serene park with lakes and pathways, Delaware Park is 350 acres of room to explore. Dogs are welcome virtually anywhere in the park except the sports fields, however, they must be leashed. As one of the most popular locations in Buffalo, Delaware Park is frequented by many walkers, runners, athletes, families, and dog walkers. Always keep your dog on a leash and be prepared to encounter other people and dogs while visiting.