Austin area weather can be very hot in the summer and on-foot travelers and their pets need to contend with extreme heat in the region during summer months. Severe storms are also a factor for dog walkers. Check local forecasts so you're aware of imminent systems that could pose a danger with high winds, electrical activity, and flash floods. Winters are mild and frigid temperatures are extremely rare. Light jackets usually suffice in winter months for outings with your pet.
The area is flat and there are no steep hills to contend with when walking with your dog in the region. There are also no sidewalks in the residential area, so pedestrians and pets need to share roadways with local traffic. Keep your dog on a leashed and be vigilant for vehicles in the subdivision.
There are some undeveloped parcels of land in the area and the commercial sections nearby have limited landscaping. The open areas and lack of shade increase the risk of heat-related illnesses in hot summer months, so be careful to limit exposure. Doggie boots can also protect your dog's sensitive paws from the hot pavement in the area.
Greenways near George Blessing are limited. Just south of the subdivisions, the Lakeside Apartments feature a private lake with a perimeter trail around it. The walking trail can be accessed from public roads and is a pleasant place for a stroll with your dog around the pretty lake.
To the northeast is Frontier Park. The park occupies just under 7 acres of land and has a 1.4-mile trail for you and your dog to enjoy. A basketball court and a playground provide recreational facilities and there are other amenities like a drinking fountain, picnic shelters, and tables.
The Round Rock West Greenbelt Trail is located a short distance to the north and is accessible on foot to George Blessings residents. This trail follows a utility corridor and is just under 1 mile long with little elevation gain, making it appropriate for all ability levels. Dogs are welcome on the Round Rock West Trail but should remain leashed.