Be prepared for wet weather in the spring when rain showers are frequent, thundershowers and storms in warmer months, and some cold, snowy weather in the winter. Warm coats for cooler months and raingear are a must if you want to stay comfortable. On humid days, take your dog out earlier or later in the day to avoid muggy conditions that can result in dehydration or heat stroke in pets that overexert themselves.
Greenwich is bordered by Mifflin Street on the north, Snyder Avenue on the south, South 4th Street on the east, and South 9th Street on the west. This community is an older neighborhood with narrow one-way streets, bike lanes, and transit routes. Watch out for buses, bikes, and traffic in this central neighborhood where it can be heavy.
The terrain is relatively level and you and your dog do not have to contend with steep hills when walking this area. This is a developed urban neighborhood and some streets do not have many trees. Where trees are present, however, they tend to be mature and provide a shady canopy over streetscapes.
The neighborhood is well supplied with separate sidewalks along roads, so you and your pet do not have to share the streets with traffic. Row houses and apartments, densely packed, are the norm in the area, as well as commercial establishments.
There are several small community parks near Greenwich that you can walk to with your dog including Columbus Square, Dickinson Square Park, and Gold Star Park. Gold Star Park is known for being a pet-friendly location where dogs are welcome. The park is not a designated or enclosed off-leash location and, although popular with dog walkers, your pet should remain leashed in this beautiful greenway.
A few blocks south, you can visit the Mifflin Square Park with your dog. This greenway has several paved paths that intersect at a central circular feature and is attractively landscaped and maintained. The Delaware Riverside Trail can be accessed several blocks to the east. This multi-use trail runs along the river with great views of the water and extends for two miles. Watch out for cyclists and other users on the trail.
Remember to keep your dog leashed in all community parks and trails and bring supplies to clean up any leavings your pet makes!