The weather in spring, summer, and fall can alternate rapidly at times from cool and rainy to pleasant to humid and hot. Appropriate attire will depend on the weather conditions at the time of the walk. Winters can be particularly harsh and cold, so take precautions before walking during inclement weather.
There are two restaurants on Buffalo Street that are dog-friendly and provide a fun setting for a quick food break. Carte Blanche has four tables in the front of the restaurant exclusively for customers with dogs. For a fast food lunch or dinner, John & Mary's Pizza and Subs provides five outdoor tables for four-footed patrons. The area is bound to have something to appeal to any visitor.
Hampton Brook Woods Wildlife Management Area is a state-protected woodland area that covers 78 acres of forest along with smaller sections of brushland and wetland. Dogs are allowed in this area but must be on-leash at all times due to the proximity of various forms of wildlife. There are designated trails to walk on in the park, but be aware that there are other dog walkers, hikers, and runners who use these paths as well.