The village of Baldwinsville continues to expand its waterfront trail system. The 1,500-foot Sergei Yevich Trail follows the north bank of the Seneca River east from near the Edgewater Grill to the village line. A 1,000-foot stamped concrete trail travels west along the north bank of the river, connecting downtown to Mercer Park. The Southwest Trail begins at Lock 24 and goes 1,700 feet along the canal past the Visitor Center, with water and electric available for boaters. A bridge over Crooked Brook and the first phase to the 2,800-foot Southeast Trail linking the village center to Community Park are expected to be completed summer 2010.. Plans call for the village trail system to link with neighboring trails being built by the town of Lysander.Operated by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, this historic trail begins at the Cedar Bay Picnic Area in DeWitt and runs through Onondaga, Madison and Oneida counties to Rome. Open year-round, the trail accommodates hiking, jogging, horseback riding and, in winter, snowmobiling. The trail provides a snapshot of 19th-century engineering feats such as change bridges and aqueducts which facilitated the 363-mile-long transportation corridor and correlating development of commerce in New York state and across the nation. Access points with parking include the Poolsbrook Picnic Area near Kirkville, Ryder Park in DeWitt and Green Lakes State Park. Due to budget restraints, restrooms and picnic areas may not be open in 2010, and frequency of maintenance patrols will be limited. For information and to help assure stewardship of your State Parks, contact Old Erie Canal State Park Office at 687-7821 or the New York State Parks Central Region Office at 492-1756.Two existing sections run from the Inner Harbor/Bear Street to Kirkpatrick Street, and from Maltbie Street to Evans Street in Franklin Square. This urban oasis meanders past the harbor, amphitheater, Bridgewater Place and the fountains of h
Onondaga County Trails & Pathways k Pa r ake aL United States ag Michael Davis Photo o nd On no. 4 Seattle no. 1 Minneapolis no. 7 Portland Madison Eugene no. 2 no. 5 Boulder no. 8 no. 6 no. 3 no. 10 New reater Syracuse/Onondaga County is at a crossroads, literally and figu- G ratively, in the world of trails, pathways and becoming a pedestrian- friendly community. Our strategic location, Erie Canal Museum and historical role in canal-focused commerce are well recognized, yet Syracuse 2010’s Best San Francisco no.no.2 9 Tucson no.2 Chicago York is the primary gap in creating the 350-mile Erie Canalway Trail across the Empire State. The 1976 Onondaga County Bicycle Plan, featuring a hub loop around Onondaga Lake, which would connect the city to the suburbs, Bicycling Cities 2001 was a realistic vision nearly 35 years ago which has unfortunately yet to materialize. When more than 4,000 participants attended the 1998 FOCUS Greater Syracuse Vision Fair and stunningly voted building leisure trails everywhere as the No. 1 means for assuring and embellishing the quality of No. 6 Sandren, Norway life in our hometown, the public had spoken yet their desires have by and No. 7 Trondheim, Norway The World large gone unfulfilled. Syracuse University has established a bus route-oriented Connective Corridor to No. 4 Boulder, Colo. ... unify the Hill community with downtown Syracuse’s business district and attrac- No. 3 Copenhagen, 15 percent of travel tions, with planned next steps incorporating creatively designed and landscaped bike #9 Berlin... Denmark... lanes meeting criticism from portions of the business community. 12 percent 32 percent of travel No. 2 Portland... With a challenging economy, the correlating importance of a vibrant downtown, 260-mile of travel visions of Syracuse as a model green community, and the wellness of our youth in system No. 1 Amsterdam, jeopardy due to high rates of obesity, the benefits of and need for a multipurpose, the Netherlands... connected trail system should be evident to all. This Trails and Pathways guide 40 percent of travel overviews all sorts of trail elements in Central New York, with the intent to both inform potential users of the opportunities they have and to galvanize support from No. 5 Davis, Calif. No. 8 San Francisco No. 10 Barcelona, all levels to make Syracuse/Onondaga County one of the better places in America to Spain hit the trail.
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