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Frank J. Ludovico Sculpture Trail Sunday, November 13th, 2011
FJL Sculpture Trail

FJL Sculpture Trail

Frank J. Ludovico Sculpture Trail
Corner of Bridge and Canal Streets
Seneca Falls, New York
Fee: None - Pets welcome
Handicap Accessible

Cayuga Seneca Canal Trail Association – Seneca Falls Maps
Art in Nature The Frank J. Ludovico Sculpture Trail” by Laurel C. Wemett

Donations (EIN #161516246):
Ludovico Sculpture Trail
P.O. Box 0566
Seneca Falls, NY 13148

Visitor and Arts Center
61 Ovid Street, Route 414
Seneca Falls, NY 13148

Trail: Frank J. Ludovico Sculpture Trail
Distance: 2.0 miles round trip / Difficulty: Easy
Parking / Trailhead: N42 54.536 W76 48.028
Trail Traceback: N42 54.498 W76 48.998

Trail (on left) from Bridge Street

Trail (on left) from Bridge Street

Trailhead

Trailhead

Trailhead looking back at the bridge

Trailhead looking back at the bridge

2007 Sculpture - Goulds Pumps: Working Man’s Alchemy

2007 Sculpture - Goulds Pumps: Working Man’s Alchemy

Traceback Point at Sucker Brook

Traceback Point at Sucker Brook

11/12/2001 (AdvGirl & Steven) – This is an easy iconic trail to walk when visiting the Seneca Falls area.  The link to the blog “Wine Run…” has additional pictures of the sculptures and the link to Laurel Wemett’s article (above) has sets a nice background to the trail and its works.  For the geocache finatics, there are a couple located here.  The trail is well maintained with benches along the way.

 

 

 

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Franklin Square Creekwalk Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
Franklin Square - Creekwalk

Franklin Square - Creekwalk

Franklin Square Creekwalk
Fee: None /Pets: Yes

Trail: Creekwalk
Length: 1.0 miles (round trip) / Difficulty: Easy
GPS: N43 03.440 W76 09.779 (Parking Area)

Trail Map:
Franklin Square Creekwalk

Links:
Onondaga Creekwalk

The Franklin Square Creekwalk is a half mile stretch along Onondaga Creek that represents the vision of what the Onondaga Creekwalk could become.  It offers a very picturesque walk along the water with paved trails and streetlights.  As of September 2009, a trail expansion has been approved to connect the Syracuse Inner Harbor and Armory Square to this trail near Franklin Square.  This expansion (under the project name Onondaga Creekwalk) will offer an outstanding stretch of trail within the city.

Visited:
> 12/02/2009 (Chinook) – Our initial visit to this trail on a beautiful December day.

FS Creekwalk - Trail View

FS Creekwalk - Trail View

FS Creekwalk - Trail View

FS Creekwalk - Trail View

Onondaga Creek

Onondaga Creek

Onondaga Creekwalk Sunday, November 22nd, 2009
Franklin Square - Trailhead

Franklin Square - Trailhead

Onondaga Creekwalk
Fee: Free / Pets: Yes

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.