Like most of the city, Red Hook will experience all four seasons, embracing hot and humid summers and, sometimes, particularly long and brutal winters.
The boundaries of Red Hook include the Upper New York Bay to the south and west, I-278 to the north, and the smaller Gowanus Canal to the east. As a walker, definitely steer clear of the north boundaries, as you will face more congestion and high-speed traffic. However, other parts of the neighborhood should create a more pedestrian-friendly experience. The neighborhood is named for the hook-like feature that creates the Erie Basin.
While there are no dog parks or runs in Red Hook, you can find the DiMattina Dog Run immediately north of the neighborhood, past I-278. However, if you're okay with having your pup on his leash for each of your outings, then Red Hook should be able to provide everything that you need.