Over the last decade, the City of Syracuse has been developing the Creekwalk linking areas which have been revitalized in previous years. The 2.6 mile (4.2km) Creekwalk connects the museums, shops, nightclubs and restaurants of Armory Square to the living residences and businesses of Franklin Square continuing on to the Inner Harbor with its future development, community events and concerts and ending at the shores of Onondaga Lake. In the future, there will be another section to allow people to walk on to the parks and shopping mall on Onondaga Lake.
Last weekend, I did a photowalk with members of the Syracuse Photographers Association Meet-Up group on the Creekwalk. Nature was kind enough to add a layer of fresh snow which really improved the drab colors of our winter so far this year.
From top left: One of the distinctive Creekwalk lamps and markers, the Creekwalk features many benches for people to rest on and/or enjoy the views, HDR image of the Franklin Square business and residential area the Creekwalk passes through; joggers on the Creekwalk added some color to the winter scene.
During the photowalk, I encountered many people walking, jogging and even biking on a cold wintery morning. Wildlife, too, was enjoying the day. Onondaga Creek was moving swiftly and I saw many ducks riding the current like it was their own lazy river. Black squirrels were moving about looking for food along the Creekwalk’s path.
We only walked the section from Franklin Square to the Inner Harbor. I will definitely go back when the weather is warmer and make a day of it.