CHITTENANGO CREEKWALK:

NEIGHBORHOOD TRAIL:

CHITTENANGO, NEW YORK

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Last Updated:        August 1, 2015

Length:                  Chittenango Creekwalk; 1.1 miles

                               Neighborhood Trail; 1 mile

Difficulty:              Chittenango Creekwalk; Easy. Flat stone-dust trail.

                               Neighborhood Trail; Moderate. Paved, stone-dust & wood chip trail with some hills and an on-road section.

Directions:     

From the intersection of Routes 5 & 13 in Canastota travel west on Routes 5 & 13 into Chittenango. Come to the intersection where Routes 5 & 13 split. To your right is a Parking area for the middle of the trail. Continue right on Route 5 to another intersection for Routes 5 & 173. Continue straight on Route 173 and quickly turn left onto Dyke Rd. On your left will be the Upper Dyke Road parking lot. Continue down Dyke Rd and you'll come to the Lower Dyke Road parking lot on your left after 0.5 miles.

The Chittenango Creekwalk follows the Chittenango Creek through the town of Chittenango. Future plans call for continuing the trail north where it will connect to the Canalway Trail. The Neighborhood Trail travels from Kirschenheiter Park to Sullivan Town Park with an on-road link to the Chittenango Creekwalk.

Chittenango Creekwalk:

Starting from the Lower Dyke Road parking lot; The stone-dust trail heads north alongside Chittenango Creek utilizing a boardwalk at one point. You then come to a circle with 3 spokes leading off it. take any of the trails which bring you through the Upper Dyke parking lot and out to Dyke Rd at 0.5 miles. Head right on Dyke Rd (wide shoulder) then right on Brinkerhoff Hill Rd to a crosswalk over Madison St. Take another crosswalk over Genesee St and travel right (north) along the west side of the street (no crosswalk ahead). Cross the river and turn left into a parking lot on your left (directly across the street from the Sullivan Free Library). At the back of the parking lot you'll pick up the stone-dust trail again at 0.8 miles. Map board and picnic area here. Travel north alongside the creek, passing by a promenade overlooking the creek before the trail turns right along a paved trail passing through the Grand at Chittenango (Senior Citizen Center) and out to Russell Street at 1.1 miles. 

Note; Future plans call for continuing the Chittenango Creekwalk north to the Canalway Trail; Syracuse-Rochester section.

Neighborhood Trail:

Starting from Kirschenheiter Park; Map board located here. The paved trail travels through the park from Hawthorne Ave, past a playground and picnic pavilion then across Webber Drive where you pick up a stone-dust trail. Travel through an open corridor along wetlands, reeds and Weeping Willows. After 0.3 miles turn right over a wooden bridge where the trail turns to woodchips. Head left at the intersection following a small creek out to Sullivan Town Park parking lot at 0.5 miles where you'll find a map board, playground, picnic pavilion and Porto-Potty's. Continue straight along the park road up a hill, then down to Lake St at 0.8 miles. Turn left down Russell Street, crossing over Chittenango Creek and you'll come to the current northern end of Chittenango Creekwalk after 1 mile.

Note; Future plans call for continuing the Chittenango Creekwalk north to the Canalway Trail; Syracuse-Rochester section.

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