One of the main reasons people moved into the Mayfair neighborhood is that the row houses here are larger than many in the Greater Philly area. While change is an ever-ongoing process, not much has changed over the years. Much of the retail that once lined Frankford Ave. has gone to be replaced by doctor's offices and nail salons. Those who live here work hard to keep the community looking its best and making it safe to go walking at just about any time of day. The streets are lined with sidewalks and most of the homes here have parking in the rear along the concrete alleys. There are pet stores in the area and one large park with four baseball diamonds.
Like the rest of Philly, winters here can be tough for both you and your dog to go walking. Average daily temperatures don't make it out of the freezing zone for weeks and your chances of getting snow are high.
This is a suburban community built on a gridwork of streets and sidewalks. Things here are so similar to many other sections of Philly in that the changes in elevation are so slight that no one could blame you for thinking the whole area is flat. While terrain like this might not be much fun for more experienced hikers and walkers, it's perfect for first timers, overweight dogs, and older dogs with health issues. You can take your time on walks with these pups to ensure they don’t end up on the injured reserve list.
For healthier and more experienced dogs, you need to vary your walks by changing the directions you take, the number of blocks you walk around, and the distance you walk on any given day. You can expect to find mostly artificial terrain in Mayfair as the two of you wander through the neighborhood.
When it comes to greenways in Mayfair, you aren't going to find very much in the community beyond Mayfair Park. The park offers four baseball diamonds and plenty of grass for the two of you to play. Thankfully, you don't need to much in the way of green space within Mayfair because on the northern edge of town is the Pennypack Park that runs along both sides of the Pennypack Creek. The park consists of over 1,600 acres of grasslands, woods, and rolling hills. There are miles of paved and unpaved trails for you to explore.
No one says you have to cover vast distances every time you go out but, at the same time, why not see how much of the trail you can walk each day? The more distance you can cover, the better it is for your health in the long run. Don't skimp! Make sure you log plenty of miles as often as you can!