Seattle winters are cool, wet, and sometimes snowy and icy when the temperatures fall below the freezing mark. Slippery walkways can be dangerous to pedestrians and pets who are at risk of falling. Wait until surfaces thaw and avoid ice covered sidewalks. Warm, waterproof jackets and good footwear are a necessity in Seattle winters if you want to comfortably walk your pup throughout the winter months. Spring and fall are warmer, though still rainy and wet sometimes. Summers are warm, dry, relatively storm free, and rarely too hot to enjoy hikes with your hound, so enjoy the beautiful weather and the opportunity to spend time with your canine companion.
The terrain is very hilly and slopes down towards the water. Staircases and short cut trails help pedestrians navigate the steep terrain. If you are walking your dog in the area, you will need to conduct some strenuous climbs to get around. This can be problematic for people and pups with mobility issues.
The waterfront is lined with beautiful homes and private piers as well as natural greenway and a walking trail. Homes are elevated above street level and are mostly craftsman style character homes. There are sidewalks on residential streets providing separate safe walkways.
Nora’s Woods is a small treed area within the community with shady spots and pretty trees. Alvin Larkins Park is a local neighborhood park with benches and a paved pedestrian path. Landscaped with a variety of trees and an open land, this park is popular for picnics and locals enjoying the greenway. William Grosse Park has rolling green lawns and large evergreen trees with a short paved path for strolls with your dog. Benches and picnic tables provide quiet places to rest in the shade and enjoy the park.