Annadale is a sweet neighborhood on Staten Island along the South Shore. This neighborhood is named after a descendant of one of the earliest settlers of the area. The neighborhood southwest of Annadale is named Huguenot after the same settlers. This area was once primarily woodland but is now primarily attractive homes. A park in the neighborhood remains and is an example of what the area was once like.
This is a mostly residential area, but there are a few businesses to cater to your pooch. Amy’s Pet Palace Dog and Cat Grooming offers all the services that your dog needs to look their best. If you’d rather another grooming option, Linda’s Dog Grooming has great grooming for your dog too. The Bing’s Barkin’ Bakery is a fun place to go with all kinds of delicacies for your spoiled hound. Finally, Pet Oasis offers all of the supplies that your dog might need.
Walking through Annadale is very pleasant with wide roads, sidewalks on both sides, and a good divider between sidewalk and road. Charming Craftsman homes and Queen Anne architectural details give character to the area. Yards are intermittently fenced with more homes without fencing. Most roads are almost flat or gently sloped but there are some sudden inclines, so be careful if you are on wheels with your dog.
There are lots of parks in this area to give you relief from the neighborhood streets. The gorgeous Freshkills Park is just south of the area. A river runs through this area which is largely marshy with some lushly forested parts as well. You can stick to the trails in this park or you can try out canoeing or kayaking with your pup in tow. Marshy terrain is a good experience for your dog and wading through shallow water is excellent for pooches with joint problems.
There are lots of parks in this area for you and your dog to enjoy. You can enjoy the thickly forested Blue Heron Park. This park sprawls along the coast with homes intersecting into the park area periodically. There are a couple of cute lakes and you can also explore the coastline with its sandy beach and flats.
This park follows up to Wolfe’s Pond Park which is woodland surrounding several small ponds, one of which connects to the beach for a really lovely and unique ecological space. The Lemon Creek winds through the park area just past Wolfe Pond. It empties out into the water in an interesting space where there is also a marina.
You can follow Lemon Creek up to the forested Bloomingdale Park or follow the coast to the expansive North Mount Loretto State Forest and Long Pond Park which does in fact have a long narrow pond.