Mount Baker weather is typical of the larger Seattle’s climate with warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Extreme heat and storms are not usually a problem during warmer months and pet owners can enjoy walking with their furry friends in this beautiful scenic neighborhood. Winter temperatures are usually above freezing but may dip below the freezing mark throughout the season.
Much of the area is comprised of residential single-family homes. Houses in the area are often beautiful craftsman style homes on elevated terrain with well balanced and maintained yards. Ornamental shrubs, gardens, lawns, and trees make the area attractive for walking. The terrain slopes towards the lake and the area is very hilly, so when strolling with your pet, you will need to climb some steep sections to get around. This landscape can be problematic if mobility is an issue for you or your pet.
Residential and commercial areas do have sidewalks creating safe, separate pedestrians ways and you will not have to share roads with traffic which is a plus when traveling this area on foot.
The Mount Baker Boulevard Greenway extends to the south. This long narrow greenway features a trail for walking and views of Mount Baker and Mount Ranier for dog walkers to take in a while strolling with their pets.
Local canines can play at Blue Dog Pond which is a 1.6-acre off-leash dog park with, as it’s name implies, a sculpture of a blue dog and a pond. This park is located on grass-covered slopes, is fenced for your dog's protection, and has a water supply.