You can even take your dog for a 20-minute jaunt either north or south to visit the Polkadog Bakery North or the Polkadog Bakery South for a special puppy treat. The Earl of Sandwich allows dogs to join their owners on their pet-friendly outdoor seating as well.
While strolling Boston's central neighborhoods, keep in mind that winters are cold and snowy and you will need some warm winter wear to enjoy walks during this season. Rain is also a frequent occurrence.
Beacon Hill is a centrally located residential and commercial district that is also a national historic site. This is an exclusive neighborhood with expensive homes of great beauty and historical significance. Federal-style brick townhouses are closely situated to street fronts, although some trees are sandwiched along narrow streets. These streets often have cobblestone or brick surfaces and are lined with gaslit lamps. Ivy grows up the sides of buildings and yards are situated to the rear of homes. Development is strictly limited to coincide with the character of the neighborhood and a walk through the area feels very much like you have stepped back in time!
One way streets are common in the area and sidewalks are present to provide safe walkways. The area is situated on a hill and there are some inlines, although the main part of the neighborhood is relatively level. Grades are not steep and it is not difficult for most people and their dogs to get around the region.
There are several area parks and greenways to visit with your dog while walking around the Beacon Hill neighborhood. The Boston Common and Boston Public Garden are situated on the community's south border. Boston Common has a frog pond and the “Great Elm” as well as monuments, intersecting walking paths, a bandstand, and recreational facilities. The Boston Public Garden is more heavily treed with gardens and a small lake where people rent swan boats to venture out on the water.
Louisburg Square is a heavily treed community greenway surrounded by some of the most desirable houses in the Boston area. On the west side, the Charles River Esplanade greenway and trail are situated along the water and provide an excellent multi-use trail where you can enjoy the scenery provided by the skyline and the waterway.
The Ruff North End Dog Park is located just over a 20-minute walk to the north where your pup can play and enjoy some off-leash fun.