Elmwood can be an interesting area to explore with your pet, but make sure you check the weather before going out for a walk. You'll mostly be walking on sidewalks in Elmwood, so try to plan morning walks in the summer before the temperature rises. Hot sidewalks are not suitable for puppy paws and can cause damage in the worst conditions. In the winter, plan out an afternoon walk during a sunny day so that you can avoid ice and snow as much as you can.
There are several busy roads in Elmwood, especially because of the street trolley. The trolley travels along a section of South 65th Street, Woodland Avenue, and Elmwood Avenue. Stay aware when walking down narrow sidewalks or crossing busy streets, especially if your pet is easily distracted by fast-moving vehicles.
If you're looking for a longer hike with more scenery, take your walk to the Cobbs Creek Trail! The creek acts as Elmwood's western border and the trail, which follows an old railroad bed and begins in Elmwood, spans about 3.7 miles.