This gorgeous neighborhood in the southwest area of Queens enjoys a magnificent natural environment along its perimeter that borders the Old Mill Creek. Spring Creek Park has many lovely walking trails for you to enjoy, and an entirely natural shoreline for you to explore with your dog.
If you don't feel like going so deep into the wilderness, walking through the streets of Howard Beach is very pleasant as well. Homes in Howard Beach are mostly very large and stately, especially as you get closer to the park. Landscaping is generally very attractive, and there are many mature trees along the wide grassy sidewalk to shade your walk.
The architecture in this neighborhood is attractive enough that you may enjoy just walking down the wide neighborhood streets and admiring the beautiful buildings in some areas. If you want a little more exploration than city streets but aren't quite up to walking through the park, you can walk along the road bordering the park so that you can have long undivided stretches of sidewalk or wide grassy areas without going far from civilization.
Walking in Howard Beach is a lovely experience, whether you stick to the neighborhood streets or go into the park and to the beach. Stately homes are set well back from the sidewalk so that you can enjoy letting your dog walk on a relatively loose leash without feeling fenced-in by buildings on either side.
The park bordering this neighborhood provides not only a fascinating place for you to explore in and of itself, but a perfect place to bicycle, skateboard, or rollerblade with your dog along the long undivided expansive road that parallels the park.
If you are up for a real adventure, you can go into the park and wander down the trails with your dog, or go as far as the shoreline to explore some real natural hiking with your dog. Make sure to wear the proper footwear if you will be hiking close to the water, as the ground may become boggy unexpectedly.
Howard Beach is lucky to have a beautiful green space bordering it. Spring Creek Park is a gorgeous place to explore with your dog. Not only is the park lovely in and of itself, with its low shrubbery and grasses and occasional clumps of trees, but this park borders the river so that you can enjoy one of the most interesting habitats that you can explore with your dog, the shoreline.
Your dog will love smelling the wildlife in this park and especially along the shore, while you appreciate the beautiful scenery and look for the wildlife you have a good chance of seeing in this natural area. Some areas of this park stretch far without even a trail to divide them, so wildlife that normally cannot find a good grip in areas of New York City are able to exist here. This will also be a favorite destination for all kinds of migratory birds, and with a trail going right near the water you have a very good chance of seeing something fascinating.