Port Ivory is an attractive neighborhood in the northwestern area of Staten Island, positioned on Newark Bay near the entrance of Arthur Kill in the west and Kill Van Kull in the east. This neighborhood offers wonderful access to some beautiful parks, including a park positioned on the water for pleasant water breezes. Mariners Marsh Park offers lots of forested trails to wander down with your dog, as well as a natural shoreline to explore. Bridge Creek is lovely to walk along and the Old Place Creek Tidal wetlands area provides an incredible natural area to explore if you are equipped with waders, a canoe, or a kayak.
Homes in Port Ivory tend to be historic two-story single-family homes. Yards are intermittently fenced and there is a divider between sidewalk and street but it is quite small, so while you will occasionally feel comfortable walking your dog on a loose leash down these neighborhood streets, you may also feel the need to pull her in frequently.
The neighborhood streets of Port Ivory may be a little uncomfortable for walking your dog on a loose leash or for bicycling, skateboarding, or rollerblading with your dog, but there are lots of places for you to go in Port Ivory where you can do these things with your dog.
Mariners Marsh Park offers trails through mature tree cover, as well as several charming ponds and boggy areas. Your dog will love the opportunity to test her limits in this natural terrain and walking in diverse environments like this is especially important for developing puppies. One of the most lovely walks accessible from Port Ivory is the walk along the coast, where natural shrubbery grows right up to a small sandy beach. This is a great place to play some frisbee or fetch with your dog and walking along the sand is especially good for dogs who have or may develop bad joints.
There are several beautiful green spaces accessible to you from Port ivory. Mariners Marsh Park offers a place for you to explore with your dog through mature tree cover or play a game of fetch along the water or in one of the open grassy areas. The many ponds provide not only a lovely view, but a great opportunity of seeing all kinds of wildlife. You have a wonderful chance of seeing birds, especially along the waterway as they come to drink before roosting for the day or night.
For even more expansive natural exploration, you can visit the Old Place Creek Tidal Wetlands area, with its extensive creeks through marshy areas. You will need waders, a kayak, or a canoe to explore this area with your dog, but this can be a great bonding experience and a new opportunity for exploration along with the opportunity to see all sorts of interesting scenery.