Forest Hills Gardens is an attractive neighborhood that borders the expansive Forest Park. Homes in Forest Hill Gardens tend to be large and beautiful single family homes of stone or brick construction. Front yards are grassy and well-manicured and most do not have fences. Lots of attractive shrubbery and mature tree cover make this a beautiful walk, while the wide divider between sidewalk and street combined with the large, grassy lawns make this an enjoyable neighborhood in which to be on wheels with your dog.
Forest Park is a huge, natural forest with well-maintained but natural turf trails. Your dog will love sniffing the shrubbery along the trail, while you enjoy letting her wander on a loose leash and take in the pleasant views and fresh air of the forest. If you have a mountain bike that can handle the natural trails, this is a perfect place to let your dog run while you bicycle with her.
Walking through the neighborhood streets of Forest Hills Gardens is very pleasant, with the wide sidewalks well divided from the streets. Homes are large and beautifully constructed, and the neighborhood streets are pleasant to walk along with well-maintained landscaping and large, grassy yards.
For more extensive exploration, you can head towards Forest Park with it’s seemingly never-ending trails through completely natural and untamed terrain. It is especially important to expose young puppies to varied terrain so that they are accustomed to walking on more surfaces than the typical neighborhood streets, so natural mulch and dirt trails like these are perfect for their development.
If you want an uninterrupted stretch of sidewalk to be on wheels with your dog, the stretch of sidewalk outside of Forest Park is perfect, as it stretches for a long time uninterrupted by intersecting traffic and has plenty of green space on either side of the sidewalk.
Forest Hills Gardens shares a perimeter with the beautiful Forest Park. This huge forested wilderness is large enough to support a variety of wildlife from all kinds of birds to raccoons, foxes, or even deer. Even if you don't see the wildlife yourself, your dog will enjoy smelling the natural smells along the trail and may hear wildlife that is hidden in the shrubbery that you do not see.
It can be very fun for you to walk with your dog through an extensive wilderness like this, allowing your dog to lead the way down the trails and show you wildlife and interesting sights that you otherwise would probably not have noticed. This forest is large enough to make you feel like you are lost in it, but the well-maintained and clearly marked trails will make sure you know where you are during your adventures into the wilderness. Just remember where you parked!