Hamilton Beach and the greater New York City area experience all four seasons. You will get hot and humid summers and, unfortunately, long, wet winters. Since Hamilton Beach is located on the water, you may experience nice breezes all year round.
Hamilton Beach is an extremely flat neighborhood, so you and your pup should not have to worry about excessive hills making your daily walks strenuous and difficult. Additionally, most of this neighborhood is artificial terrain but the access to the surrounding waterways and the small presence of a national recreation area help balance out this New York, urban environment. Unfortunately, only part of this residential neighborhood has a well-maintained sidewalk, meaning you and Fido will likely end up sharing the roadways with cyclists and drivers. The streets without sidewalks are rather narrow, so dog walkers should exercise caution at all times and make sure you are in control of your pet's leash.Boundaries of Hamilton Beach include Russell Street to the north, 104th Street to the east, Jamaica Bay to the south, and Hawtree Basin to the east. An entirely residential community, there appears to be no major roadways through Hamilton Beach.
Unfortunately, there is only one greenway located within the boundaries of Hamilton Beach. Hamilton Beach Park, located on the southern tip of the neighborhood, is part of the larger Gateway National Recreation Area which sits along the Jamaica and Cross Bays. There is a playground and small general recreation area in this park.
Thankfully, there are nearby greenways that you and your furry friend can explore, if interested! First, the Gateway National Recreation Area is roughly 27,000-acres and includes the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Floyd Bennett Field and Canarsie Pier, Charles Memorial Park, and Spring Creek Park. Your pup will need to remain leashed at all times in these spaces.
Smaller greenways located in residential communities include Tudor Park, Vito Locascio Field, and Southern Fields. The nearest dog park located roughly four miles to the north is Forest Park Dog Run which can be found at the intersection of Park Lane South and 85th Street in Forest Park.