Cobble Hill is a hip neighborhood in Brooklyn, known for its trendy boutiques and leafy tree-lined streets. It is bordered by Boerum Hill on one side and the Carroll Gardens on the other and is separated from the water by the Columbia Street Waterfront District. Homes in Cobble Hill tend to be attractive brick apartment buildings with tiny fenced yards.
Sidewalks are wide but have no divider between sidewalk and street. While walking along these tree-lined streets amid the charming architecture is pleasant, you will have to keep your dog on a relatively close leash, and this is not the best neighborhood for rollerblading, bicycling, or skateboarding.
Several regional parks are conveniently located in this area so that you can get away from the city streets. Cobble Hill Park provides lovely walking trails and a grassy area amid the tree cover, while the charming Van Voorhees Park offers a water side escape from neighborhood walking.
While the streets of Cobble Hill are attractive and pleasant, the close proximity of the sidewalk to the front of the buildings and the lack of divider between sidewalk and street mean that you will generally have to walk your dog close to you while walking through the neighborhood.
Luckily, several options exist for you to walk your dog on a looser leash or get a chance to be on wheels with your dog. Van Voorhees Park is small but charming, with several pleasant walking trails and a grassy area for you to relax with your dog. You will enjoy the breezes coming off of the water while you appreciate this park.
By walking a little closer to the water, you can find yourself at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6. This park offers walking trails and grassy areas in a peninsula that juts out over the ocean. The breezes here are unbeatable, making this the perfect destination for hot New York days.
A variety of attractive greenways are accessible to Cobble Hill. Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 offers a lovely grassy area where you can enjoy the breezes coming off of the water with your dog. Van Voorhees Park offers lovely walking trails underneath thick tree cover, while Adam Yauch Park provides more of the same.
These smaller regional parks are often fenced, so you can have an extra layer of security in case your dog should get off of her leash. If you are feeling adventurous, you can continue exploring from Pier 6 all the way down the waterway towards the Picnic Peninsula BBQ area and the Pier 3 Greenway Terrace.
These areas provide grassy places for you to enjoy with your dog while you take in the gorgeous views and enjoy the breezes coming off of the water. If you go far enough, you'll find your way to Harborview Lawn and its heavily tree-lined walking paths.