Lighthouse Hill is a gorgeous neighborhood in Staten Island nestled in the forest of Latourette Park and High Rock Park, among others. This gorgeous little neighborhood will make you feel like you are more in the woods then you are in a town, as street after street empties into dense forest. Plenty of attractive walking trails wander through the lovely forest and there are also plenty of makeshift trails cutting through some areas where you can explore more natural terrain with your dog.
The streets of Lighthouse Hill are themselves extremely pleasant to stroll down, with the gorgeous mansions and beautiful forest and shrubbery all around. You can appreciate the lovely architecture while you let your dog stroll on a loose leash. While there aren't many sidewalks in these neighborhoods, sidewalks are unnecessary in the wide residential streets with little traffic. In the center of the neighborhood stands the lighthouse, so you won't lose your way as you wander through the town and forest.
On Lighthouse Hill you have your choice of terrain to explore with your dog. Choose between wide and beautiful residential streets and natural forested areas. Some streets of the neighborhood offer gentle slopes and sidewalks that are perfect for rollerblading or skateboarding with your dog. The huge grassy lawns provide plenty of room for you to get off the street if necessary.
Go anywhere long enough on Lighthouse Hill and you are likely to find yourself in a forest. The forest borders the neighborhood from three sides, and while there are not always accessible walking paths, walking along the street next to the forest is very nice as well. if you are feeling adventurous, you can head deep into Latourette Park, following one of its many walking paths. There are a variety of natural features to experience here, including grassy clearings and boggy pond areas. Make sure that you have the appropriate footwear for exploring boggy areas.
This gorgeous neighborhood is more park than neighborhood, with the extensive tree cover in the neighborhood and parks bordering it. Forest pushes in on the neighborhood from all sides, so you may see wildlife just walking down the neighborhood streets of Lighthouse Hill. This forest is dense and old, so while it does not offer good areas to walk into directly, it does provide opportunities to see native wildlife that is able to live in this large wilderness.
Your dog will love running for hours on a loose leash along the trails of these parks, while you will enjoy rollerblading or skateboarding with your dog or just running along with her. There is nothing like the freedom of running through a forest, especially if you and your dog are accustomed to street walks. The forests around this neighborhood are continuous, although they are divided by name into a handful of parks including High Rock Park, Bloodroot Valley, and the large Latourette Park.