New Dorp, like the rest of the greater New York City area, experiences all four seasons. Winters are typically cold and wet with plenty of snowfall and wind. Summers are the opposite as they can be quite humid and hot.
Depending on the route you and Fido take, you may experience a gradual hill, particularly on the northern side of the neighborhood. Other than that, the neighborhood is relatively flat. New Dorp is made of mostly artificial terrain and there is only one greenway in this neighborhood and no access to the Bay shoreline. There are some greenways with more natural terrain near New Dorp's boundaries. Thankfully, because of the more artificial terrain, you and Fido will get to enjoy this neighborhood's well-maintained sidewalks as you keep safe from oncoming traffic.The boundaries of New Dorp include Beacon Avenue and Richmond Road to the north, Bancroft Avenue to the northeast, Hylan Boulevard to the southeast, Tysens Lane to the southwest, and Amboy Road to the west. New Dorp Lane is also another major roadway that runs through New Dorp, so you and Fido may want to avoid those higher-trafficked areas.
Thankfully, there are plenty of larger greenways nearby New Dorp. Willowbrook Parkway, a long, skinny park, is located to the west of this neighborhood and has a playground, a few sports facilities, public restrooms, and walking trails. High Rock Park is located to the north of New Dorp and has several hiking trails and a nature center. Great Kills Park is to the south and it has beach, canoe and kayak access, as well as walking trails.
Three and a half miles to the south, you will also find Crescent Beach Park which has an off-leash dog run for you and your pup to explore! This is a perfect location if Fido has some extra energy and needs to run off a bit of it before heading home.