The village lies near Buffalo, meaning it gets its fair share of lake-effect snow from Lake Erie during the winter. Heavy snow combined with bitterly cold temperatures can make walking a dog a challenge. Springtime brings warmer temperatures but is also cool and rainy. Summer and fall are ideal times to walk in Kenmore, although summer temperatures can rise quickly.
Delaware Avenue is the main retail center of Kenmore featuring local businesses, shops, and restaurants. Wide sidewalks are provided within this part of the village, offering ample walking room for residents and dog walkers. Benches are located along Delaware Avenue if you need a break from a walk or want to do some people-watching. If you're going to indulge your sweet tooth, check out Andersen's Frozen Custard on Sheridan Drive which offers outside patios that are dog-friendly.
Although this central stretch of Kenmore is well-marked, use caution when crossing the streets. Obey traffic signals and use the crosswalks for the safety of you and your pup.
Over at the east end of the village is Crosby Village Park, a grassy area located next to Crosby Field, a local athletic park at Colvin Boulevard and Crosby Avenue. As a small park, Crosby Village Park nonetheless provides a short walking path amongst shady trees and a large grassy enclosure. The park abuts the Crosby track and field and, while it is available for community use, dogs are not allowed on its surface. In both parks, dogs must be kept on-leash and be under the handler's control at all times.