Fernhill is a mostly residential neighborhood located in north Philadelphia. There are some services located along Wayne Avenue which runs in the north section of the neighborhood including a recreation center and some shops and restaurants within walking distance.
Weather in this Philadelphia community is typical of the surrounding area with hot, humid summers, cool winters, and frequent rainy days. You will need a variety of outerwear and footwear appropriate for the various weather conditions to stay comfortable when walking in the Fernhill area. If you walk with your dog frequently, your pup may appreciate a warm coat for cool snowy days in winter and a rain slicker or doggie umbrella for rainy days. You can even get your pet doggie booties to keep your pup's paws dry and warm. As the temperatures can soar in summer and feel even hotter, you may want to find cooler times of the day to take your hound out for a hike.
The terrain is a well developed urban landscape with narrow streets densely packed with row houses, duplexes, and single-family homes. Many homes in the area have historic architecture and add character to the neighborhood. Narrow streets are often one way and there are some brick roads in the community adding varied texture and interest.
The community is flat and there are no steep hills to hike up. There are several small urban parks in the area as well as the Fernhill Park, providing natural landscaping to the area that is otherwise limited due to the densely packed residential properties.
Fernhill Park is located in the neighborhood and has open areas and fields that are a great place to play with your pup. Fernhill Park is a good sized urban park with a playground, sports fields and facilities, and a pavilion providing shade and a spot for picnics and barbecues in the park.
Kay Park is a small green space but packs a lot of greenery! This scenic park has trees and open spaces with pedestrian paths. There is lots of shade and cool grass to take a break on a summer day and beat the heat. Loudon Park is a little further north and a similar park with lots of trees and lawns to enjoy with your pet.
A short distance to the north, Wister Woods Park provides a larger green space with greenways you and Fido can explore. There is lots of trees, picnic areas, open areas, and wildlife to discover in this spacious urban park.