Bedford Stuyvesant is a pleasant neighborhood in the north part of Brooklyn. Highland Park borders it on one side, while the East River comes close to it on the other. Homes tend to be attractive three to four story apartment buildings made primarily of brick. The small front yards are generally fenced with wrought iron and there is no divider between sidewalk and road. Periodic, large, attractive trees give a pleasant feel to this walk, but the heavily trafficked streets and lack of divider between sidewalk and road mean that this is a neighborhood in which you will want to walk your dog on a close leash. It's not a great neighborhood to bicycle, skateboard, or roller blade with your dog.
If you are looking for a change from the neighborhood streets however, you can seek out several regional parks like the Saratoga Square Park, or venture into Highland Park.
The homes of Bedford Stuyvesant are attractive and neighborhood streets are pleasant to walk on, but the lack of divider between sidewalk and road and the fenced front yards provide little room for you to get out of the way of pedestrians. This is generally a neighborhood in which you will need to walk your dog close to you and doesn't offer much room for alternative methods of travel.
However, several regional parks including the Saratoga Square Park and the Fulton Park provide lovely walking trails among attractive terrain so that you and your dog can enjoy having a more relaxed walk in a natural setting. These parks are largely fenced, so while they do not provide a complete enclosure, they can provide an extra measure of security if your dog should slip off of her leash. For more extensive natural exploration, head towards Highland Park for its preferable proximity to nature.
Highland Park provides a lovely escape that can give you and your dog more extensive exploration than what can be provided by the attractive regional parks. Large grassy areas will give you the freedom to throw a ball or frisbee, while extensive mature tree cover will make you feel like you are in a natural environment. The large lake in the center of Highland Park provides a wonderful place to explore a natural lakeside and all sorts of wildlife, both residential and migratory, will seek out this lake for privacy and for drinking water.
The large forest expanses provide places for birds to nest and the park environment will make it easy for you to observe all sorts of wildlife in its natural habitat. Walking paths around this park are also great places for you to bicycle, roller blade, or skateboard with your dog, as the wide sidewalks are well divided from the road and blocks stretch for extended distances without being interrupted by intersecting traffic.