During the spring and summer, temperatures can rise rapidly, and the shopping areas along the sidewalks may be too hot for a dog's paws, so take care to walk the dog on the grass and avoid concrete in those circumstances. Fall is one of the most comfortable and beautiful times of year in Williamsville, but be sure to have rain gear with you in case of a storm. Winters can be windy and cold, and appropriate winter attire for you and the dog will be necessary.
Williamsville has many greenways off of the Main Street shopping district. Two local parks, Island Park and Amherst State Park, allow dogs and offer both shade and room for dogs to run and play. However, dogs need to be kept on a leash and cleaned up after. Doggie waste bags are available at both locations for clean-up purposes. Amherst State Park also offers nature trails for leisurely walks. Many small animals such as squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, and a variety of birds call this park home, so it's essential to keep dogs with strong prey drives secured in this area. Be aware that the park's trails are also used by other walkers, hikers, and runners, and dogs need to be under a walker's control at all times.