Weather conditions vary according to the season in Billington Heights. Summer and fall are lush and colorful times of year to walk, although temperatures can, at times, be hot and humid. Prepare for sun exposure when walking along country roads. Spring can be pleasant but also rainy and muddy. Winters can be harsh and cold with heavy snowfall and rough winds. Appropriate winter weather clothing will be necessary.
New housing developments offer more enclosed cul-de-sacs which are perfect for a quiet stroll with a dog. Older neighborhoods are spread out on long roads with some hilly areas. Sidewalks are available for use in more recently constructed areas, but there are no sidewalks along the main roadways. When walking on the shoulder of these country roads, make sure you and your dog are wearing bright, reflective material to maintain visibility. Walk on the left side of the road against traffic so that drivers can easily see you and keep your pup securely leashed throughout.
The nearest dedicated place for dogs is the dog park at Knox Farm State Park. Within this 633-acre park is space for dogs to roam off-leash. There are two separately fenced sections for large and small dogs with a water feature located in the larger dog section for dogs who enjoy a swim. Waste bags and a rinse station are also available for use. Outside of the dog park are a series of trails that can be used, although dogs must be on a leash in those areas. The public uses Knox Farm State Park, so expect to see other dog walkers, hikers, cyclists, runners, and horseback riders throughout the park.