Vinegar Hill is a charming little neighborhood in Brooklyn that sits on the East River Waterfront next to DUMBO. This tiny neighborhood includes only several blocks and the beautiful grounds of the Commandant's House. There is access to many parks from this neighborhood, and walking along the cobblestone streets can be very appealing. This is a highly populated but historic area of Brooklyn. Two or three-story buildings primarily made of brick rest flush with each other along beautiful cobblestone roads.
There is no divider between the rather wide sidewalk and the road, but the cobblestone deters traffic from driving too quickly along these roads, so you can feel a level of comfort walking your dog along the cobblestone areas of this neighborhood. Where cobblestone ends, streets tend to be narrow with no divider between sidewalk and street, so these areas are not quite as comfortable to walk on with your dog. To get a relief from the city streets, you can head towards the nearby Trinity Park and Bridge Park. There is also a lovely park on the water not far from Vinegar Hill called John Street Park and another one that connects to that called Main Street park.
The primarily cobblestone streets of Vinegar Hill are charming to walk along with your dog, especially since traffic tends to go slowly on the cobblestone. Your dog may enjoy the diverse experience of walking on the cobblestone, but many dogs prefer to stick to the sidewalks. Sidewalks are relatively wide but do not have any divider between them and road, so you may want to keep your dog on a close leash on the streets of Vinegar Hill despite the slower traffic.
For a more diverse walking experience, you can visit several parks that are near Vinegar Hill. Several blocks from Vinegar Hill, on the water, you can find John Street Park and the neighboring Main Street park that goes underneath the Brooklyn Bridge. This is a unique walking experience, both because of the waterside views and the beautiful view of the Manhattan Bridge. Your dog will love exploring the natural grassy area and lovely rocky shoreline, while you take in the gorgeous views and rest on the provided benches.
Vinegar Hill is lucky enough to be near several beautiful parks. The waterside John Street and Main Park that runs underneath the Brooklyn Bridge provide you opportunities to explore the waterside with your dog, while wide grassy areas allow you to enjoy throwing a ball with Fido while appreciating the breezes coming off the water. The grassy area slopes up gently from the water so the higher you go on the hill the better the breeze becomes. Lots of interesting areas to explore are provided, like a garden around a rocky area you and your dog can enjoy. Your dog will benefit from jumping around on the rocky outcroppings and getting some exercise and energy out. You will both love walking along the path that borders the water, and you can even go down to the shoreline and enjoy the charming little Pebble Beach
If you would rather head inland, you can find a lovely place to explore with your dog in the Cadman Plaza Park and Trinity Park. Cadman Plaza Park offers lots of tree cover around its well-maintained trails and wide grassy areas so that you can choose either to walk with your dog on a loose leash, bicycle, or rollerblade with your dog or just throw a ball around in the grassy spaces.