Bell's Corners is a community of tightly packed single-family homes nestled along the Pennypack Creek and Park by the same name. Like most homes in the northeast section of Philly, the houses all have suburban-sized yards and sidewalks for you and Raider to take your daily strolls along. For those with disabled kids who love to ride, the Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy offers riding lessons and more for those with disabilities. There are pet stores local to the area. Living here puts you within easy commuting distance of the city yet puts you far enough out to be able to enjoy a little peace and quiet.
Living this close to the Pennypack Park makes for some really great summers when the sun is shining and the thermometer is sitting in the 80s. The cool shade of the woods is very inviting and the trails give you plenty of places to go walking.
Like most planned communities in Philly, the streets here are laid out in an almost perfect grid pattern. You might think that this would make for some very boring walks with Raider. If all you do is take the easy way out and walk them around the block, it's no wonder they're getting bored! Raider sees the world far more through their nose than they ever will with their eyes. If your walks take you around the same block every day, their nose isn't likely to find much of interest to sniff at.
By taking your walks around different blocks each time you go out, you give them something new to sniff at. Of course, going around various blocks will also help take some of the tedium out of going for your daily stroll. One thing to keep in mind is that paved surfaces can be very hard on your dog's paws. Be sure to give them time to toughen up.
The only green space within the boundaries of Bell's Corner is the Pelbano Rec Center. The center has a vast open sports field big enough for a football grid and three baseball diamonds. But at the same time, the area is also big enough for you and your dog to run around, play fetch, and get some serious exercise in. Keep in mind, however, that you must keep them on a leash and take waste bags with you just in case they decide to leave a mess behind.
Why worry about the football field when you have almost direct access to the Pennypack Creek and Park? The park runs for 9 miles along both sides of the creek and encompasses over 1,600 acres of woodlands, wetlands, meadows, and fields. There are miles of both paved and unpaved trails for you, your family, and your dog to take long strolls under the canopy of trees.