The creekwalk crosses a small bridge next to a
I often find my favorite news is buried way down in the newspaper. Like the story on the back of today's B section, a page frequently reserved entirely for the weather, that lets us know the
If you haven't been on the small path along Onondaga Creek, you're probably not alone. Not only is it not exactly the most well-publicized public walkway the city has to offer, you kind of have to look for it. For my part, I've found it by accident.
If you start following that north (you have to be a little clever about it, unfortunately), eventually you wind up in
Eventually your walk along the creek ends for a moment, and you have to cross a street, walk about 50 yards up the road, then turn north on a walkway through a park before crossing Court Street to get to the
People who have read the blog for a while know I'm a fan of the Inner Harbor, not just for the fact that there are events there, but also because I can walk down on a nice day and flop in the grass with a book.
You can follow the creekwalk along the harbor, by the stage, and then under Bear Street on a nice, quiet paved path.
And then it just stops.
You're pretty much left with the option to either stare straight ahead in confusion, or turn around and go back from whence you came.
Where it stops, you're more or less at Hiawatha Boulevard, not at all far from Onondaga Lake.
Between Hiawatha and the lake, though, are train tracks owned by CSX railroad.
CSX recently gave permission for the a covered walkway under its tracks, so now they can build the creekwalk across Hiawatha, northwest to the lake. I'm sure that will make the Pyramid Cos. happy, too, because that leaves people at
Here's where I get a little more excited.
Zoom out on this a little bit, and you'll realize that you're at the southeast tip of Onondaga Lake. To your right, you would swing up around on Onondaga Lake Parkway to get to Onondaga Lake Park. To your left, you would forage around next to I-690 to where the Shore Trail Bike Path ends.
This is the key point to tying the two parts of the bike path together in a second place, making it a loop.
Right now, you can park at Onondaga Lake Park, ride 2.5 miles from the Salt Museum to the Canteen, cross the lake, then ride another three miles along the other shore. Then you turn around on a loop and go back (that loop is where the pedestrian bridge was that they
Wouldn't it be great to be able to ride the whole lake – not to mention have a safe alternate method of transportation to get from the Village of Liverpool to Carousel Center?
We can only hope.