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New portion of Onondaga Creekwalk
Fall Geocaches Outdoors

December Creekwalk

New portion of Onondaga Creekwalk
New portion of Onondaga Creekwalk

 

Shannon, Steven, Diane, and I decided to get some exercise in on the Onondaga Creekwalk.  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.  The entire trail, starting at Onondaga Lake and finishing in Armory Square, is 2.6 miles.  Our round trip for the day finished at 3.5 miles.  Additional trail information can be found on the Trails, Tails, & Tents blog.

So what does $10 million dollars buy you?  The picture above was taken on today’s walk.  The two pictures below are of the same exact area, taken in December 2009.  I think the city did and outstanding job with the newly restored sections.

Creekwalk 12/2009 - Prior to Phase 1 Restoration
Creekwalk 12/2009 - Prior to Phase 1 Restoration
Creekwalk 12/2009 - Prior to Phase 1 Restoration
Creekwalk 12/2009 - Prior to Phase 1 Restoration

 

View after 2011 Phase 1 Restoration
View after 2011 Phase 1 Restoration
Onondaga Creekwalk Trail - 2011 Section
Onondaga Creekwalk Trail - 2011 Section

 

Around the Plum Street area we found geocache GC2DHMP.  An easy find, but you do need to go off the beaten path.

Geocache GC2DHMP - Franklin Peace
Geocache GC2DHMP - Franklin Peace

 

I think everyone enjoyed the walk, however there are segments of the trail where the “yellow sidewalk line” disappears.  This could make some of the downtown sections easier to miss.  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.  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.  This one highlighted some of Syracuse’s sports history.

Shot Clock Monument
Shot Clock Monument
Shot Clock Dedication
Shot Clock Dedication

 

Next up will be the Bear Street to Onondaga Lake section of trail … hopefully before the first snow!

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