Kew Gardens Hill is a charming neighborhood near Queens that features close proximity to the Kissena Corridor Park as well as the Queens Botanical Garden. Homes in Kew Garden Hill are quaint two or three story homes with peaked roofs, with usually fenced side yards between them. Front yards are well tended but small and fenced. There is a scant divider between the sidewalk and the road along these neighborhood streets. While there are occasional trees it does not provide much room for you to let your dog walk on a loose leash. The streets are long and straight and tend to have little sloping but the narrow sidewalks and relatively busy street make this a less-than-ideal place to skateboard, rollerblade or bicycle with your dog.
For a more diverse and interesting walk, head north to the Kissena Park. While much of this park is devoted to ball fields, there are also expansive charming walking paths through forested areas and the lovely Kissena lake.
While neighborhood walking is not unpleasant in Kew Gardens Hills, the close spacing of the houses, small front yards, and relatively narrow sidewalks and small dividers between sidewalk and road make this a less-than-ideal place for neighborhood walking. Some areas of Kew Gardens Hill offer larger yards and more mature trees than others, so plan your walk carefully and you may find a nice part of Kew Gardens Hill in which to walk with your dog.
For varied terrain and a more interesting walk, head to the nearby Kissena Park. Much of this park is devoted to ball fields, but there are many walking paths through both forested and grassy areas. Not only do these spaces allow your dog room to run on a loose leash, but the capacity to explore a natural environment is great for your dog's mind and for exerting energy quickly.
Residents of Kew Gardens Hill are lucky to live within close proximity to a beautiful and expansive park, unlike many you expect to find in New York neighborhoods. Extensive walking trails through natural fields and forested areas provide your dog the opportunity to explore new and interesting areas and smell natural smells. After walking on the relatively small sidewalks of the neighborhoods of Kew Gardens Hills, your dog will love stretching her legs and smelling all the wild smells.
Near the beautiful lake are several large clear grassy areas where you can throw a ball with your dog or lay back and relax. On hot New York days, it is lovely to sit back and feel the breezes off the lake with your dog. Walking through forested areas provides you the opportunity to see all kinds of interesting wildlife you would normally not get an opportunity to see on the neighborhood streets.