Windsor Terrace is a little neighborhood in the northwest section of Brooklyn, nestled between the Greenwood Cemetery and Prospect Park. Homes in Windsor Terrace tend to be apartment buildings spaced close together and made of brick. Yards are small and fenced, if they are present, and the sidewalk is not wide and often does not have a divider between it and the road. Throughout most of Windsor Terrace, you will not want to bicycle, skateboard, or rollerblade with your dog, and you will likely be wanting to keep your dog on a relatively close leash.
One exception to this is McDonald Avenue which borders the cemetery and offers miles of sidewalk with a divider unbroken by intersecting traffic. For the best walking available to you in Windsor Terrace, it is likely you will end up at Prospect Park exploring the gorgeous walking trails, forested terrain, and the lovely Prospect Park Lake.
Windsor Terrace generally feels like a fairly crowded city where you will walk your dog on a close leash. While apartment buildings are attractive with their brick design and frequent bay windows, the lack of significant divider between sidewalk and street as well as the congested streets and lack of space make this a neighborhood where you will walk your dog close to you. You may also consider avoiding any alternate modes of transportation such as biking or skateboarding.
For all the natural exploration that you could hope for with your dog, look no further than Prospect Park. This gorgeous park provides natural walking trails through wilderness areas that your dog will love to explore. This forested area is wide enough to support all kinds of migratory as well as residential bird life and other animals. Walking along the natural trail will be good for your dog and give her a break from the constant asphalt of city walking.
Windsor Terrace is lucky enough to border a gorgeous and expansive natural area in Prospect Park. The lovely Prospect Park Lake is a perfect place to walk on hot New York days when the breeze coming off of the lake will feel wonderful.
The shoreline pushes naturally right up to the lake, so you can let your dog wade on hot summer days if she would like. You can choose to stay on the paved trail or wander off onto the grassy areas so that she can experience varied terrain. This is also a perfect place to throw a ball or frisbee with your dog and work on socializing her with new people and other dogs. While there are plenty of mature trees to make you feel comfortable, much of this park is kept tame enough that you will be able to enjoy the open areas with your dog as well as the natural forested paths.