Shannon, Steven, Diane, and I decided to get some exercise in on the Onondaga Creekwalk. Â We’ve been to the Franklin Square and Inner Harbor areas before, however, today we decided to take the trail from Bear Street to Armory Square. Â The entire trail, starting at Onondaga Lake and finishing in Armory Square, is 2.6 miles. Â Our round trip for the day finished at 3.5 miles. Â Additional trail information can be found on the Trails, Tails, & Tents blog.
So what does $10 million dollars buy you? Â The picture above was taken on today’s walk. Â The two pictures below are of the same exact area, taken in December 2009. Â I think the city did and outstanding job with the newly restored sections.
Around the Plum Street area we found geocache GC2DHMP. Â An easy find, but you do need to go off the beaten path.
I think everyone enjoyed the walk, however there are segments of the trail where the “yellow sidewalk line” disappears. Â This could make some of the downtown sections easier to miss. Â Steven’s suggestion was that the walk poles (similar to those found at the Inner Harbor) be painted another color so they stick out more. Â All-in-all, I think the city did a great job on coming together on this.
Once we arrived at Armory Square, we hit up Starbucks and our second geocache of the day GXCMAF. Â This one highlighted some of Syracuse’s sports history.
Next up will be the Bear Street to Onondaga Lake section of trail … hopefully before the first snow!