North & South from Syracuse’s Inner Harbor

Info: The Creekwalk extends from the south-eastern side of Onondaga Lake to Armory Square in Syracuse, northward and southward from Inner Harbor, and is around 2.6 miles long and fairly wide in most places, with surfaces sometimes consisting of blacktop, brick, wood, and concrete.  A section heading south follows the Barge Canal to the shore of Onondaga Lake (ending just past a railroad bridge with a fully covered underpass), and a middle section goes by the Inner Harbor Amphitheater while the northern part goes more into the city along new and old buildings and offices, and passes by and along the Barge Canal in place.  It is the city’s goal to connect it to the Onondaga Trail System and the New York State Canal System.   Much of the trail system is lighted in some way, either via nearby buildings and street lights or decorative lights along the trail itself, and there are benches at various places.  Some of the trail to the north follows streets.

Directions/Location: There are multiple official parking lots, as well as access via the streets.  West Kirkpatrick Street has many parking spaces in two parking lots, there is also parking off from Van Rensselaer Street, Wallace Street near West Genesee Street at Fire Station #12, etc and you can also park at the first Solar Street parking lot for Carousel Center.

Get Google Map Directions here or use map below.

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Coordinates/Waypoint(s): 43.058408, -76.164758

Trail Distance: 2.6 miles.

Trail Map (see dashed line):


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Creekwalk: 43.059232, -76.165993
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Date/Time Open: ?

Mountain Biking Allowed: Yes, and also road bikes and all hybrids.

Hiking/Walking Allowed: Yes

Cross-Country Skiing: ?

Fishing: Yes.

Pets Allowed: Yes.

Built on Former Railroad Bed: No.

Special Instructions: You must walk over the overpass on Hiawatha Boulevard to access the rest of the trail, look for signs.  Dismount if you are on a bike.

For More Information: City of Syracuse Creekwalk site

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