Like the rest of Manhattan, Turtle Bay is about as flat as you can possibly get. An easy pathway for walkers of any skill level, don’t hesitate to travel up and down the major streets to explore every little store and shop you come across. While hills are not something you have to watch out for, traffic certainly is. New York City is as busy as they come, with plenty of cars, trucks, and buses that travel its streets every day. You’ll move faster on foot, but safety should be your main concern. Watch for the appropriate signals that allow you to cross streets and never try to cross when traffic is moving. Keep your city-loving pup by your side as best as you can, because the foot traffic is likely to be just as crowded on busier days. Sticking to the lit areas at night will help visibility on your walks and ensure that you get to your destination as quickly and as safely as possible.
There are quite a few opportunities to get your fill of green spots and nature in Turtle Bay, though you may have to do some searching around. Greenacre Park is to the north, providing lovely floral gardens and a soothing waterfall for locals to relax and take a breath of fresh air, while MacArthur Park and Peter Detmold Park both sit to the west. To the south of Turtle Bay are a handful of other small parks to explore and get away from the smoke and exhaust of the traffic stream in the city streets. These areas are not large, however, so if you’re looking for wide, open spaces for your dog to get his energy out, you may need to venture outside of the city to find them. Even so, there are lovely natural areas throughout Turtle Bay that are worth exploring.