Dog walkers should be aware of inclement weather like blizzards in the winter and thunderstorms in the summer which can pose a significant hazard to exposed pedestrians and pets. Check forecasts regularly before venturing out so you can avoid dangerous weather conditions. Winters are cold and snowy, so warm winter gear, including footwear with good traction, will make it more comfortable to walk your dog during winter months.
Most of the area is made up up single-family homes which tend to be bungalow style dwellings on large well-landscaped properties. Large yards with lawns and trees are typical of the community, but residential roads do not have separate sidewalks for pedestrians. Grassy berms adjacent to roads allow pedestrians to stay off the road in most areas, but if you need to share the road with local traffic, stay on the right side and keep your dog on a leash.
There are some gentle slopes in the area, but they are not long or steep, nor difficult to traverse for travelers. Large health facilities in the area may not be pedestrian-friendly areas as they are accessed by non-local traffic and not designed for pedestrian use.
The Ridgeview Middle School has a large greenway property and several sports fields associated with the school which is centrally located in the neighborhood. Access by residents and pets is restricted to non-school hours, so be aware of the time of day you venture to the school.
Cross the freeway and river on the east side of the community by using the south side of the Henderson Road bridge to access the Olentangy Trail along the river. This trail provides over 17 miles of hard surfaced, multi-use trail. The path crosses the river in spots, has multiple trailheads, and connects several natural and recreational greenways along the water.
Just south on the trail, Whetstone Park and Northmoor Park provide plenty of wooded natural areas to explore with your pup. Just to the north, the Anheiser-Busch Sports park has sports fields and facilities with paved walking paths to access the greenway features.