In the city of New York lies a small town called Clifton. This cute little town is located in St. Lawrence County. The population in 2010 was only 751 people, revealing its quaint and slow paced life. The town has a large amount of water in its boundaries, making it perfect for walks along water edges. The Oswegatchie River flows through this area and Cranberry Lake occupies the Eastern section of the town. Originally an iron mining settlement, it is now a beautiful community renowned for its rivers and lakes.
During the summer months, the average temperature is around 85 degrees Fahrenheit with winter getting as cold as 32 degrees! This makes planning your pooches walk in the summer months great as long as there is plenty of water provided. In winter, why not try walking your pup to a pet-friendly café? Here, you and your pooch can enjoy a warming drink before finishing off your walk.
Houses with white picket fences line the roads of Cliffton and this makes it the perfect terrain to walk your pup in both summer and winter months! The concrete sidewalks and fences make it seem fairly residential. Although cornfields are the next choice of stride for your pooch! Watch them playfully run through the fields in the autumn months when the corn has been harvested.
The town combines both the artificial and natural environment which is great for new dog owners who are just getting started. The small town is fairly flat and has multiple sidewalks and roads for you to walk along. This makes the area perfect for anyone who wants an easy stroll or if you want to fit in an extra dog walk for the day!
Although it's next to hustle and bustle of New York, this small town is surprisingly rural, offering all you need to keep a smile on your pooch's face.
Cranberry Lake hosts multiple small jetties for you to watch your pooch jump off of for some light relief from the summer heat. The area surrounding the lakes is rich with green forest trees and a perfect place to catch some shade too! Although these lakes are not just ideal to visit in summer, the winter provides an extremely beautiful landscape of frosty lakes and snowy trees.
Cranberry Forest lies just next to the lake and holds a network of small streams and inlets. This is a great area to walk along with your pup! These streams lead into the well-known lake of Bear Mountain, an overflow from the surrounding Bear Mountain Peaks. This is a picturesque place to walk your pooch and is ideal for picnics and rest before the walk back home. Expect this to be a full afternoon excursion, ideal for bringing other dog walkers or simply bonding with your pup.