Bellerose is a beautiful tiny neighborhood next to Floral Park and Bellerose Manor. Lovely single family homes of charming architectural design are set well back off of the road behind beautifully manicured front yards. Extremely tall, mature trees grow in the yards and in the grassy divider between the sidewalk and the street. Each home has plenty of room for a driveway beside the home and a backyard as well.
Walking your dog along these pleasant residential streets is a lovely experience, and this is a great neighborhood to bicycle, skateboard, or rollerblade with your dog as well. The well-planned streets are not heavily traveled and allow for plenty of room for you to avoid pedestrians without putting yourself or your dog at risk. Large grassy yards provide plenty of room for you to make an emergency stop if necessary. This neighborhood is too small to have parks of its own, but by walking through the neighboring community of Floral Park, you can find your way to the fascinating Centennial Gardens.
Walking through the neighborhood streets of Bellerose is very pleasant with your dog. The architecture of the homes is lovely to enjoy while you walk, and the beautiful mature trees that thickly crowd this neighborhood will make you feel like you are in a forest. Wide grassy lawns in front of the well set back homes make the wide sidewalks feel even bigger, and the well-planned residential streets do not receive much traffic.
This is a great neighborhood for bicycling, skateboarding or rollerblading with your dog. Superior Road especially, which runs along the railroad tracks, offers a long expanse of road without intersecting traffic. This is a perfect place to skateboard or rollerblade with your dog for long periods. If you want to challenge your dog to more natural terrain exploration, you have a bit of a hike to the Alley Pond Park and the miles of forested trails it has to offer.
With its extensive tree cover and beautifully manicured lawns and shrubbery, Bellerose can feel like a park itself, but for a real park experience, you have a bit of a way to look. Belmont Park is not far away, but overall it is not an ideal area to walk your dog. It does offer a few areas of walking trail and grassy areas for you to explore.
For the best chance at some real natural exploration, head towards Alley Pond Park. This huge natural park provides lots of lovely walking trails as well as a couple of ball fields. Your dog will love the opportunity to wander through this natural forest after becoming accustomed to city walking. There are even a couple of small ponds in this park, and if you cross under 495 you can find the head of a small creek that runs into Little Neck Bay. These kinds of natural areas are likely to contain all sorts of wildlife, like migratory and residential bird life, raccoons, and foxes among other things.