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Wednesday Walk

Taking Steps Toward A Better Syracuse

Syracuse is a vibrant city with an abundance of things to do and see - even on your lunch break!

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Step away from your desk, get some exercise, and enjoy the sunshine during a Wednesday Walk!

Plus, win great prizes! 

Stinky Sneaker: The walker who attends the most walks will win a free pair of sneakers and fitting from Fleet Feet.
Soles of Downtown: The company who has the most number of employees attend the most number of walks will win a free catered lunch, sponsored by the Downtown Committee.
"The Hat Trick": Those who attend at least three walks throughout the summer will be entered to win a 10-pack of tickets and a customized Crunch jersey (winner picks the number and name on the jersey). Total value of $340. The Syracuse Crunch will host a Wednesday Walk night during the fall, where walkers will be recognized on the ice.

Meet at Clinton Square at noon or 6:00 pm for a guided, themed walk:

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Date

Theme

Time

Duration

Description

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June 14

Erie Canal

12 n

45 min

Explore the same path where the famous waterway, the Erie Canal, once ran. The tour begins at the Clinton Square, travels east on Erie Boulevard to the 1850 Syracuse Weighlock Building, and loops back to end in Hanover Square. The tour features some of Syracuse's oldest and most well-known buildings and discusses the impact of the Erie and Oswego Canals on the City of Syracuse. Discover how the neighborhood has changed since the days of the Erie Canal.

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June 21

Syracuse's Irish History

6 pm

1 hour

Come hear stories on how the Irish immigrants contributed to the construction of the Erie Canal.

June 28

Public Art at the Everson Museum

6 pm

1.5 hours

Tour the Plaza at the Everson Museum of Art and learn more about its outdoor sculptures. Pay special attention to the sculptures to win prizes in our family-friendly scavenger hunt, hosted by the Downtown Syracuse YMCA!

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July 12

Downtown Parks

12 n

45 min

The Syracuse Parks Department is celebrating its 100th Anniversary! Learn more about the parks in Downtown Syracuse.

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July 26

Nature Walk in the City

6 pm

1.5 hours

Test your tree, bird and fruit identification skills along the Onondaga Creekwalk. The walk will be led by educators from Baltimore Woods Nature Center and Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Aug. 9

Square Walk

12 n

45 min

A short, but detailed walk around Clinton Square with information about architecture and the history of the Erie Canal.

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Aug. 23

Maximize Your Walk

6 pm

30+ min

Learn to maximize your walk along the streets of Syracuse and boost your fitness with an evening walk led by Metro Fitness Personal Trainers.

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Sep. 6

View From the Top

12 n

45 min

Catch a glimpse of downtown from several rooftops as we learn more about greenroofs.

Sep. 20

Pups & Pubs

6 pm

1.5 hours

Bring your dog and you can both learn about Syracuse's rich German history. Representatives from Spay and Neuter Syracuse, as well as several breed rescue organizations, will join the walk to answer questions and allow you to meet their dogs.  The evening will conclude at Wolff's Biergarten (pet-friendly!).

Oct. 4

Women's History Walk

12 n

45 min

This walk will highlight sites in Downtown Syracuse which have played pivotol roles in women's equality and suffragist history.

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Oct. 11 or 18

Crunch Walk

5 pm

1.5 hours

Return of the popular walk with Crunch players to the War Memorial, where participants will get insiders' views of the locker rooms and stadium.

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Click here for a printable schedule

Take photos and share your experiences on the walks using the hashtag #WedWalkSYR

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