A Visitor’s Walk Of Onondaga Lake
A couple of years ago I wrote a post here about walking along Onondaga Lake. This is another post about doing it, but it’s different than the original post in another way.
This time, I did two things differently. One, I started at the point where the Salt Museum is. That’s not my usual starting point since I live closer to Longbranch Road, but I had a different goal in mind. I decided to walk the lake as a tourist rather than someone who lives in the area. This means that I sauntered rather than walked at my normal brisk pace. It also means I stopped along the way to read the signs and take pictures of some other things I normally miss.
Ah, the signs. I’d never really noticed the signs before, but there’s a lot of information there, along with some history. For instance, I never knew it was considered a heritage park, let alone sits in the top ten. That’s pretty cool. There’s no mention of the lake being polluted, which isn’t surprising because who wants to talk about the negatives? Besides, visitors to the area wouldn’t know that, even if there’s no one swimming in the lake; are there signs anywhere telling people not to swim in the lake?
I also took my first official walk close to the yachts. I’ve been in the yacht club, but I’d never walked the sidewalk close to them or any of the other boats. I’d never walked in front of the first building one comes to, which rents all sorts of stuff out to yachters, which means I never knew there was a door or, well, kind of a storefront there, even though I don’t know if they sell anything inside. I do know there a soda machine on the side I normally walk, but that’s about it.
I have always noticed there were rectangular painted areas on the sidewalk and the riding path (that’s what I call it at least), but I’ve never paid any attention to what any of it said. Not that it says a lot, but I thought it was pretty cool anyway.
In any case I took some other pictures that I liked, and I’m sharing them here; I hope you like some of them, and I hope you get a chance to get out to the lake while it’s warm.