Pedestrians in Philadelphia should be prepared for rainy conditions with waterproof jackets and umbrellas to stay dry. If your dog doesn't appreciate the wet weather, your pup may benefit from a doggie umbrella or rain slicker too! Sunny days may seem dryer, however, humidity and heat can also be a factor for pedestrians and their pets in the Germantown Penn Knox area. Avoid extreme heat by waking earlier or later in the day. Winters are cool and wet and sometimes snowy although snow rarely stays for long as daytime temperatures usually climb above the freezing mark, even in the winter.
There are some single-family homes and many duplexes, row houses, and apartments in the region. Many homes have historic architecture and there are some ornate, single-family homes with unique features that provide an interesting backdrop on neighborhood strolls with your pooch.
Many roads are narrow as this area has a long history of development and is densely populated with homes on smaller properties. Fortunately, there are sidewalks providing safe pedestrians ways throughout the community. The area is heavily landscaped with beautiful yards, mature shade trees, shrubs, lawns, and gardens which provide plenty of greenery in the district. There are some gentle inclines but no large steep hills that would be difficult for dog walkers or their pets to navigate.
Vernon Park is located just a few blocks to the northwest of the Germantown Penn Knox region and is within easy walking distance. The park is treed with open lawns and paved pathways for pedestrians throughout. There is also a historic house located here and it is a beautiful park to take your dog for a stroll close to home.
Wister Woods Park is located to the east and is a heavily-treed park with lots of natural and paved trails for dog walkers and their pets to explore.
Fernhill Park is also just a short drive south. This large park has open spaces, fields, and treed areas. There are sports fields, a playground, and sports facilities as well as a pavilion, picnic and barbecue sites, and for you and your pup, lots of trails to explore. Keep your dog leashed in Philadelphia parks to be considerate to local wildlife and other park and trail users.