The Eastside has a new set of trail routes that connect our green spaces.
In Spring 2015, Syracuse Community Geography students worked with Paul Harvey, a local urban trail enthusiast, to produce a trail map for the Morningside Cultural Trails. The Morningside trail network includes over 7 miles of walking trails on Syracuse’s eastside. The 5-mile main trail connects Oakwood Cemetery, Morningside Park, Syracuse University, Ed Smith School and Barry Park. Morningside Cultural Trails is a coalition of the Syracuse Parks Department, community groups, neighborhood associations, schools and universities, that collaboratively maintains the trails. The trails traverse three neighborhoods, highlighting their many cultural, historic, literary, artistic, scientific, and recreational treasures. In addition to the 5-mile main trail, the network includes a 5-k route, tree trail, and history trail through Oakwood Cemetery, a nature trail leading up an old stone stairway, the “Monday Mile,” and a loop around Meadowbrook Pond.