Annadale is a pleasant neighborhood in Staten Island, located near the South Shore. Homes in Annadale are generally pleasant single family homes with wide grassy front yards and homes set back from the street. Sidewalks are wide and well divided with a grassy median. Tall, mature trees are scattered throughout this neighborhood for a pleasant park-like experience. This is a great neighborhood for you to enjoy rollerblading, bicycling, or skateboarding with your dog, since traffic is on the lighter side.
While it is very nice to walk down the neighborhood streets of Annandale, if you are looking for something different, it is not difficult to find forested areas in Annandale where you can enjoy more natural exploration with your dog. Waggoner Park offers a forested and natural area for you to enjoy, as does Blue Belt Park with its sandy area in the middle that your dog will enjoy jumping around in.
Annadale is a great neighborhood for you to enjoy being on wheels with your dog or just enjoy a loose leash walk through the city streets. However, if you would like a change and more natural exploration, there are plenty of areas around Annandale for you to explore. Blue Belt Park offers tree cover and in the center is a sandy area that your dog will enjoy exploring. It is important for puppies to experience different textures and the soft resistance of sand will be an important learning experience.
If your dog suffers from joint problems, walking on loose sand like this will offer great high resistance exercise to build muscle. The forested area of this park will also allow for some natural exploration. If you want to really feel like you are in a wilderness, you can head towards the Blue Heron Park with its miles of tree cover and several small ponds for you to explore.
Annadale is rich in natural greenways for you to explore. If you don't want to venture too far, head towards Blue Belt Park. If you are looking for a more extensive natural exploration through wild forest, aim for Blue Heron Park. This park is huge and offers many small ponds where you can see all kinds of natural wildlife. This forest is large enough to support foxes, raccoons, deer and even wild turkey.
Blue Heron Park joins naturally to Arbutus Woods Park and Kingdom Pond Park as well as Wolfe's Pond Park, so your forest exploration is almost endless. You can also follow the forest down to the coastline, past Arbutus Lake, to a natural beach where you can enjoy exploring the beach with your dog. On hotter days when you are sick of hiking through the thick forest, coming out of the wilderness onto this beach will make you and your dog feel elated and ready for a swim.