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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 1

Look Up Tour

12 n

40 min

Tour highlighting achitectural details frequently missed because they're located on the tops of downtown buildings.

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June 15

Freeedom Trail

6 pm

1.5 hours

Tour featuring aspects of Syracuse's rich abolitionist history.

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June 22

Square Walk/Senior Walk

12 n

45 min

Shorter, slower walk around Clinton Square focusing on the history of the Erie canal and the original "heart" of Syracuse.

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June 29

Tree ID

12 n

45 min

A tour featuring trees of downtown and providing information about how to plant and maintain them.

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July 13

Patriot Walk

6 pm

1.5 hours

A tour highlighting the memorials downtown and the contributions they represent.

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July 27

Court House Tour

12 n

45 min

A quick walk to the courthouse followed by a guided tour of this historical building.

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Aug. 10

Movie Houses Tour

6 pm

1.5 hours

This walk will highlight movie "palaces" of the 1920's and 30's and will end with a special movie.

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Aug. 24

Save The Rain/Green Infrastructure

12 n

45 min

Tour of downtown "green" infrastructure sponsored by Onondaga County.

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Sep. 7

Creek Walk/Run

6 pm

1.5 hours

Navigate the creekwalk with wellness coaches at your own pace.  This walk or run is appropriate for all fitness levels from novice to advanced.

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Sep. 21

Water Features Tour

12 n

45 min

A tour of outdoor fountains and water features in downtown Syracuse.

Oct. 5

ID Urban Birds

5:30 pm

1.5 hours

Learn about the other downtown "wild life!" The Cornell Lab of Ornithology will describe urban bird habitats and how to identify birds commonly found in the downtown.

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Oct. 19

Fitness in the City

12 n

45 min

Exercise in the urban environment using the new outdoor exercise equipment located along the Creekwalk.

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Oct. 26

Finale: Crunch Walk

6 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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Rain Alternative

City Hall Tour

Indoor tour of City Hall.

Click here for a printable schedule

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

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