If you enjoy walking your dog daily, be prepared with warm outerwear during the winter months. The season is cold and snowy, but you can still take your dog out regularly if you are well kitted out! Footwear with good traction will be an asset when walkways are icy after recent snowfalls or during thaw-freeze cycles. Summer months are warm and lovely for walks with your pup, but severe thunderstorms can be an issue. Check local forecasts to make sure you don't get caught in the rain! An umbrella won't do you much good when high winds are present and these storms can be dangerous, so pedestrians should take shelter when they are imminent.
The rest of the Dexter Falls district is made up of single-family homes. Yards are well landscaped with trees and lawns. The east side of the neighborhood has large single-family homes on rural-like country properties.
There are sidewalks in most areas of the neighborhood with grassy berms that create a wide, safe walkway with soft footing for residents to stroll the district with their pets. The terrain in Dexter Falls is flat and there are no steep hills to worry about hiking up. If you or your dog is not able to climb hills, this is good news.
Dexter Falls is home to the Dexter Falls Park, a 10-acre greenway located centrally in the Dexter Falls area. The park has a basketball court, picnic sites, a shelter, and a playground. Treed and open areas grace this park which has a paved walking trail winding through it. The path is an ideal walking location for canine companions and their people.
Dexter Falls residents can also travel northwest to access Hayden Falls Park which is in the corner of the neighborhood. This park is located on the west bank of the Scioto River and a creek runs through a gorge with a 35-foot waterfall. A path, boardwalk, and stairs to an overlook provide scenic views of the falls. The park is also home to some unique flora and fauna. The greenway is small at just 2 acres, but well treed with interesting features that make it well worth the trip.