East Oak Lane is a neighborhood of North Philadelphia. This neighborhood is very residential and there are schools and churches in the area. Several shops and convenience stores are located at Cheltenham Avenue and Oak Lane on the northern border. Most residents of Oak Lane can reach local businesses on foot in these main areas or where they are distributed on main thoroughfares.
Pedestrians in Philadelphia should be prepared for the wet weather as rain frequently occurs in this coastal city. You can even get a raincoat or doggie umbrella for your pup if your dog does not appreciate getting wet. Winter temperatures in Philadelphia are usually above freezing in the day, although they can dip down below freezing at night and snow sometimes occurs. Snow cover does not linger long but can make footing treacherous shortly after snow falls so pedestrians walking their pets should watch out for slippery conditions.
The area is hilly and, when traveling on foot with your pup, you will both experience some climbs. On slippery or muggy days, you will want to avoid steep hills in the area if possible. There are some historic buildings in the neighborhood including the Free Library of Philadelphia built in 1910 and several architecturally significant churches. A railroad track lies along the western border and the Oak Lake Reservoir is located in the neighborhood.
Fisher Park is located a short distance to the south. There are some recreational facilities in the park and paved walking paths that pet owners can peruse. If you want some off-leash time with your furry friend, there are several dog parks in the area including Clifford Dog Park, Curtis Dog Park, and Monks Dog Run and Triangle Dog Park.