The weather is often dependent upon the season, although the proximity of Niagara Falls to the river must be kept in mind if walking or traveling during inclement weather. The winters can be bitterly cold and mixed with heavy snowfall and high winds, thus you should exercise caution. Spring and summer are often comfortable but can also be rainy or hot and humid. Autumn is a spectacular time of year to walk as it is often cool and pleasant and the changing foliage is a beautiful accompaniment to any walk.
Many of the homes in the city are older colonials with landscaped yards and gardens. Walking near or around Niagara Falls Boulevard, closer to the main shopping, retail, and travel strip, should be carefully done as vehicles travel at high speeds along this roadway. Keep your pup on a leash and pay special attention to other pedestrians and traffic as you explore. In the summer, watch for hot pavement which can effect sensitive paws.
The jewel of Niagara Falls parks is the Whirlpool State Park which has two levels to walk: the upper street level which includes plenty of accessible walking trails with incredible views of the whirlpool and rapids, and the staircase that leads down to the Whirlpool itself. It is recommended that dog walkers stay on the upper level for walks as the staircase is steep and too difficult for dogs to navigate. Despite the trickier layout, the area is fantastic for any outing.