Glendale is a large neighborhood in the west area of Queens. It encompasses part of the Evergreen Cemetery and borders Forest Park. Homes in this neighborhood tend to be straightforward single-family homes or duplexes without front yards, with doors that open right onto the sidewalk. While there is extensive mature tree cover to make this a pleasant walk, the lack of divider between sidewalk and road and the absence of room between sidewalk and building means that this is a neighborhood in which you will generally have to walk your dog close to your side to leave room for other pedestrians.
For a chance to be on wheels with your dog, head towards one of the roads that border the cemetery. Such roads have sufficient green space on either side of the sidewalk for you to get out of the way or make an emergency stop, and they go on for many miles without intersecting traffic.
This is a crowded neighborhood and walking through the neighborhood streets generally feels tight. There are, however, lots of opportunities in this neighborhood to get a change from neighborhood walking. You can head towards the perimeter of one of the cemeteries to find a sidewalk that goes on for many blocks without being intersected by traffic. Such places are perfect to bicycle, rollerblade, or skateboard with your dog.
Forest Park offers an expansive natural forest for you to explore together. Your dog will love wandering down the natural trails on a loose leash while you enjoy catching glimpses of wildlife. It is especially important for developing puppies to experience different terrains and different settings than asphalt and city. If your older dog seems bored with neighborhood walks, you might be amazed by how much she wakes up and enjoys wandering through lovely Forest Park. Such a large forest can make you feel like your exploration opportunities are endless!
Glendale has easy access to an incredible environment for you and your dog to explore. This forest is large enough to support a wide range of wildlife. After the close city walking of Glendale, your dog will love the opportunity to follow her nose down wild forest paths. You will enjoy walking the paths too, since they are well-maintained and well marked so that you won't get lost.
While there are some streets intersecting Forest Park, there tends to be good fencing between the street and the park, so if you are walking your dog on a flexi lead, you can feel some level of confidence that there will be a fence before the road, even if you are hiking off trail. Whether you spot wildlife or not, your dog will love smelling natural trails and listening to the wild things that you may or may not hear in the underbrush.