Dog walkers and pedestrians in Kingsessing experience variable Philadelphia weather. There are plenty of hot sunny days and almost as many rainy days throughout the year! Winters are cool, although temperatures usually reach above the freezing mark, so snow cover does not linger long. Spring and fall are generally pleasant although frequent rain requires rain jackets and umbrellas to stay dry. Avoid taking your dog out in extreme heat during the summer months so that you and your pup do not become dehydrated or suffer from heat-related illnesses. Morning and evening may be more comfortable times for daily walks with your pooch.
Train tracks run along the south and east sections of the district and create barriers for pedestrians that must be crossed at designated crossing spots. There are trolley tracks along Chester Avenue and, when crossing this main thoroughfare, pet owners should check for cars, trucks, and public vehicles. Most homes in the area are duplexes and townhouses closely set on narrow lots. There is plenty of landscaping with mature trees and lawns and the area is very attractive.
Green spaces and industrial areas are situated along the river. The industrial areas are not pedestrian-friendly and should be avoided in favor of more amenable recreational and garden areas in this section of the neighborhood.
The Cobbs Creek Park borders Kingsessing to the east. This park is a large natural area with Cobbs Creek winding through it. The Cobbs Creek Trail also runs through the park with many smaller connecting greenways. The main trail is 3.7 miles long and asphalt covered. Cyclists, dog walkers, and joggers share the tree-lined trail that takes visitors to historic sites and educational venues. When following the trail in its entirety, hikers will encounter two historic bridges that cross the creek and there are restaurants and cafes accessible for those looking for a quick snack. Grab something on the go to share with your furry friend!