The Logan district, located in upper Philadelphia, is one of three neighborhoods that has access to the Olney Transportation Center. Lumped in with Fern Rock and Ogontz, the district is mostly a housing area with a plethora of schools available to local residents. Logan also offers about four blocks of restaurants, businesses, and stores in the space between West Olney Avenue to the North and the Roosevelt Expressway to the south. The area is a mix of residential, commercial, and greener spaces and can provide a unique experience for anyone who happens to be wandering up and down the streets of Northern Philly. There aren’t many canine-friendly establishments in the neighborhood, which can mean that your outings will likely remain on the streets. Philadelphia, in general, can get fairly cold in winter which can bring a sizeable amount of snowfall, so bundling up in the colder months is advised.
Logan is a mostly flat area with a few green areas that sit on some moderate hills. If staying in the urban areas of the neighborhood, expect a walk to be relatively easy going in terms of exercise, but some of the parks may test you on a few hilly walkways. The western side of the area poses more of these hillsides while the eastern urban areas should be much flatter and uniform. Many of the streets in Logan are laid out in grid form, making it slightly easier to navigate your way around. Walkers should be aware of traffic, as Philadelphia is a major city and invites plenty of it. In the residential areas, many locals may park their cars along the streets, so keeping an eye out for cars that are arriving or leaving may be something to keep in mind.
There are a few small playground areas within Logan, as well as a number of public park areas for both visitors and residents to enjoy. Among these parks are Kemble Park, Wakefield, Stenton Park, and the largest, Wister Woods Park, which sits along the Western edge of the district. Between the major green areas, there are smaller areas within the residential neighborhoods as well, though the parks and playgrounds are where dogs may enjoy more space and freedom. None of these areas are fenced in, however, so dogs must generally remain on leash. The closest dog-specific park is located to the Southeast along the coast in Fishtown, but the Logan/Ogontz/Fern Rock area has plenty of options otherwise. In addition, on the Southern border between Logan and Hunting Park sits a much larger park of the same name which features plenty of recreational areas and walking trails.