Onondaga Creekwalk

November 22nd, 2009
Franklin Square - Trailhead

Franklin Square - Trailhead

Onondaga Creekwalk
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Attachments:
City of Syracuse, Creekwalk page
Onondaga Creek Conceptual Revitalization Plan
Syracuse Creekwalk Phase I – Project Summary

Former/Adjacent Trails:
Trail Section #1: Franklin Square
Trail Section #2: The Inner Harbor

Parking
Van Rensselaer & Bear (N43 03.673 W76 10.190)
West Genesee & Wallace
Walton & West Fayette
Armory Square Creekwalk Entrance
Carousel Mall (N43 03.958 W76 10.288)

Onondaga Lake – Traceback Point (N43 04.083 W76 10.675)
Downtown Traceback Point (N43 02.831 W76 09.392)

The City of Syracuse has been talking about the implementation of an inner city “creekwalk” for many years now.  In a recent article by Dick Case, he mentions the concept can be dated back as far as 1965.  For years, outdoor enthusiasts could enjoy the Franklin Square and Inner Harbor locations, but in October 2011, Phase 1 of the Onondaga Creekwalk Project was completed.  The $10.1 million dollar, 2.6  mile trail (1-way), now allows us to travel from Armory Square to Onondaga Lake.

2011 - Phase 1 Connection

2011 - Phase 1 Connection

 

2011 - Phase 1 Connector - Looking toward the lake

2011 - Phase 1 Connector - Looking toward the lake

 

2011 - Further up the trail

2011 - Further up the trail

 

2011 End Point - Armory Square

2011 End Point - Armory Square

 

12/04/2011 (Advgrl, Steven, Diane) – Our first visit from the Bear Street parking area to Armory Square and back.  I was really impressed with the finalized construction from Phase 1 of this project.

Entrance from the Inner Harbor

Entrance from the Inner Harbor

View of the extension from Carousel Mall

View of the extension from Carousel Mall

View of Syracuse from Hiawatha Blvd. Bridge

View of Syracuse from Hiawatha Blvd. Bridge

Route 11 Underpass

Route 11 Underpass

12/10/2011 (Advgrl, Steven) – We parked at the Inner Harbor, the same location we parked at on 12/04 and went toward Onondaga Lake.  The roundtrip was 1.9 miles and covers the other section of trail added in Phase 1 of the Creekwalk project.  Again, the county did a really nice job with this trail.  All of us agreed that there was a significant amount of traffic on Hiawatha Blvd. and wished the new trail didn’t require travel along the front of the Carousel Mall.  However, it is not required that you cross the street, which is a good thing.

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