Middle Village is a large neighborhood in the middle of Queens. It encompasses the Juniper Valley Park, as well as two large cemeteries. The neighborhood streets of Middle Village are charming, with mature tree cover and attractively landscaped little yards. Most yards are not fenced and homes are set back a bit from the street, so you will feel comfortable walking your dog on a loose leash, as well as being on wheels with your dog throughout most of the neighborhood.
For the best and safest opportunity to bicycle, skateboard, or rollerblade with your dog, choose one of the roads that runs along the perimeter of the cemeteries or Juniper Valley Park for a wide sidewalk that will not be intercepted by traffic. If you want to change from neighborhood walking, the forested areas around the Juniper Valley Park have nice walking trails, and Forest Park offers a real hiking experience for enthusiasts.
Walking or being on wheels with your dog on the streets of Middle Village is very pleasant, with the generally wide sidewalks and pleasant tree cover. Homes are set back behind front yards that are grassy and not fenced so there is somewhere for you to get out of the way of pedestrians when you are on wheels. It also makes you feel more comfortable as you walk your dog on a loose leash.
Juniper Valley Park, while small, offers lovely walking trails beneath mature tree cover where you and your dog can enjoy being away from the neighborhood streets for a change, offering plenty of opportunities for loose leash walking. The nearby Forest Park offers extensive natural exploration in a forest environment. Your city slicker dog will love testing her paws on this natural terrain while you enjoy taking in the beautiful views of the forest environment which encompasses the area.
Most of the green space within Middle Village is composed of cemeteries where you should not go with your dog. However, there are also several greenways accessible to you where you can find a chance at seeing wildlife. Juniper Valley Park offers lovely little walking trails beneath mature treelines where you can walk with your dog on a loose leash or play a little game of fetch.
The Forest Park offers the best chances of enjoying a true forest experience and possibly even seeing wildlife like city-dwelling animals, as well as migratory and residential birds. Migrating birds of all kinds will settle down to roost in this natural area, which is one of the few in the vicinity, so you have a great chance of seeing interesting wildlife, especially in the morning and evening. Natural trails go through a variety of trees and shrubbery so that you will easily forget you are nestled comfortably within New York.