New Brighton is a charming little neighborhood on the North Shore of Staten Island. With the Jones Wood Park on one side and the Constable Hook Reach waterway on the other, this is a lovely place to take your dog for a walk.
Homes in New Brighton tend to be comfortable family homes with good sized yards. Most homes are unfenced and set well back from the sidewalk so you can feel comfortable walking down the sidewalks of New Brighton. Lots of beautiful, tall trees can give you the impression that you are walking through a forest.
To experience an actual forest, head to the Jones Wood Park. This expansive forested area with beautiful walking trails will make you forget that you are in the city. While there is no good place to walk along the water of Constable Hook Reach in New Brighton, walking on the neighborhood streets within a couple of blocks of here will let you benefit from the water breezes.
Walking through New Brighton is very pleasant with the wide straight streets, sidewalks with plenty of room between sidewalk and road, and attractive family homes. Lots of mature trees and other well-developed landscaping can make you feel like you are walking through a lovely garden, while the historic nature of this neighborhood will allow you to stumble upon beautiful new architecture at every turn.
For a change from the pleasant neighborhood walking, head towards the Jones Wood Park for the experience of wandering down beautiful natural forested pads. Once you get close to the park, you're likely to have the odd experience of wandering right into it, as some city streets have a tendency to empty out directly into the park. As it is mostly devoted to natural space for wildlife and a place for you to experience nature, you can enjoy a truly natural hiking experience with your dog.
With its mature trees and extensive landscaping, New Brighton may feel like a park, but for a true forest experience, you don't have far to go. Jones Wood Park allows you to hike through natural wilderness with your dog, or follow one of the basic but maintained trails. Your dog will revel in the opportunity to smell natural wildlife and run on a loose leash, while you enjoy breathing in the fresh air from the forest and keeping an eye out for wildlife.
While this forest is not large enough to sustain large animals, you do have a good chance of seeing some kind of wildlife in this natural area. You may see migratory birds, or local wildlife like raccoons, foxes, or hawks. This forest will also give you an opportunity to work on training your dog in a different environment than the typical city streets and give her the opportunity to experience new and diverse experiences.