Situated on the Delaware River, Wissinoming was once rural farmland that the farmers worked together to turn into a multi-cultural and diverse neighborhood. Today, the residential areas are mostly rowhouses and townhomes. Thanks to the park by the same name and a number of other parks in the community, the area has a fair number of greenways for everyone to enjoy. Most of the area is relatively well-kept, but it does suffer from higher than average crime rates. If you go walking during daylight hours with your dog, you should be fine, but at night, you might want to grab a human walking partner as well.
The weather here is mild in the spring, hot in the summer, and cold, snowy, and icy in the winter. While you can go walking with your dog all year round, you just have to dress for the weather and pick the right time of day to go out.
The land here is somewhat flat and unremarkable with plenty of sidewalks and shade trees scattered throughout the entire community. The only park within the community is Wissinoming Park in the northwest corner. Beyond that, you and Fido will have to satisfy yourself with choosing different routes for your daily walks. If you and your pooch are just getting started, flat ground is the perfect starting place as it won't put too much strain on either of you.
To increase the value of your walks, you can add more blocks to your strolls or even take a long walk down to the banks of the Delaware River. There are several small parks within a short driving distance that are well worth checking out and offer areas of grass for you and your puppy to play on, including one located right on the bank of the Delaware River with trails to enjoy.
Wissinoming is a vast concrete jungle in many ways, but at the same time, there are several areas of grass and trees. Living here can mean having nothing more than an alleyway to access your backyards, or it can mean having a moderately sized backyard. It depends on the house and area you choose!
There are two large cemeteries: Mount Sinai/Adath Jeshurun Cemetery and North Cedar Hills Cemetery, both of which have a multitude of trails and walkways to check out. However, the big greenway is Wissinoming Park. This is a vast area of grass, trees, and trails for you and your dog to enjoy. It sits adjacent to the Cedar Hill and Mt. Carmel Cemeteries. This is a good place for the two of you to go hiking where the surface will be much easier on Fido's paws, especially during the summer months when the pavement is too hot for them.