Douglaston Little Neck is a neighborhood with lots of interesting natural features for you to explore with your dog. The neighborhood is bordered by the Little Neck Bay on one side and by Alley Pond Park, Lake Success, and Glen Oaks on the others.
The divider between sidewalk and street are studded with huge, mature trees. This is a very comfortable neighborhood for you to walk with your dog on a loose leash or to bicycle, rollerblade, or skateboard together. Your dog will enjoy sniffing around on a long leash while walking down the pleasant street and you will enjoy the lovely scenery and beautiful homes as you pass by.
If you are tired of the lovely neighborhood streets of Douglaston Little Neck, you don't have far to go to find more natural areas to explore. Alley Pond Park provides an expansive natural area complete with rivers and bogs that your dog will love experiencing.
Walking through the neighborhood streets of Douglaston Little Neck is very pleasant, with beautiful large homes set well back from sidewalks that are separated from the street by grassy dividers. If you are craving more exploration, head towards one of the several huge and beautiful parks that border this neighborhood. Alley Pond Park provides miles of trails under the tree cover of old and mature forest. The natural dirt and leaf litter path will be a relief to your dog's feet after all of the city walking, and such variety in terrain is important for your developing puppy to experience. Older dogs who are bored of typical neighborhood walking may find themselves reinvigorated by this natural landscape.
You can follow the Motor Parkway Trail all the way from Alley Pond Park to Cunningham Park or head the other way towards the coast and follow the river through boggy area. Be prepared with the right footwear for this unstable ground.
Douglaston Little Neck is privileged to be bordered by several beautiful parks, all of which offer extensive natural habitat for you and your dog to explore. Udall’s Cove Park offers lots of forested area as well as a small pond with walking trails intersecting throughout the forest.
This area offers all kinds of streams running through the bog, which you can explore using waders a kayak or canoe. This is a rich ecological niche with lots of wildlife for you and your dog to see. Water birds and migratory birds are likely to be found nearby.
You can follow the coastline past Memorial Field and along the coast for a walk in which you may see all kinds of wildlife on the shoreline. This can also be a very pleasant walk for you to enjoy with your dog on hot summer days when the breezes coming off of the Bay will be welcome.