Midland Beach is a beautiful neighborhood in Staten Island on the East Shore. It borders the Lower Bay on one side and Latourette Park lies behind it. The beach of Midland Beach is a lovely, wide, sandy beach that your dog will love playing on.
Homes in Midland Beach tend to be single family homes, set back from the street, with front yards that are mostly unfenced with a few exceptions. The relatively wide sidewalk is well divided from the street, making this a nice neighborhood to walk with your dog on a looser leash while also providing opportunities to ride a bike or skateboard alongside.
A charming little park is near the center of this neighborhood near the Midland Field where you can walk along forested paths with your dog. Throughout the neighborhood, boggy areas exist where you and your dog can stroll around as long as you are careful to keep out of private property.
Walking through the streets of Midland Beach is very pleasant, with the large homes set well back from the street behind grassy and well maintained yards that are rarely fenced. You will love walking with your dog on a loose leash down these pleasant streets or engaging in some fast moving exercise.
Boggy areas exist throughout this neighborhood where you can explore with your dog in the midst of your walk, as long as you are prepared for some moisture. A cute little park with thick tree cover sits near Midland Field for a chance at some natural exposure.
For much more extensive exploration, head towards the huge natural forest at the perimeter of Midland Beach. This forest encompasses Latourette Park, High Rock Park, and the Bloodroot Valley, to name a few. Your dog will love walking down the natural forested paths and you will enjoy a bit of wilderness after all of the neighborhood walking.
Midland Beach offers a fair amount of natural space between the beach, the boggy river areas, and the huge forest at the border. Beaches are fun for you and your dog alike, especially on the hottest New York days when a dip in the bay will be pleasant for both of you.
Swampy areas follow the river inland from the bay. Most of the area around the swampy region is developed into residential homes, but there are several areas where you can walk with your dog without infringing on anyone's property.
If you want extensive wilderness exploration without getting your feet wet, head towards the expansive forest that sits at the boundary of the Midland Beach neighborhood. This huge forest offers several lakes for you to explore with your dog, as well as a variety of natural habitats that can support a surprising array of wildlife, even up to deer and wild turkey.