Its taken the past 15-years to overcome delays and other obstacles to get funding, volunteers, and government help to make the Cayuga-Seneca Canal Trail a reality. Tomorrow morning the work pays off with a ribbon cutting ceremony officially marking the end of the first phase of the trail.
The 7-mile trail starts at the canal locks in Waterloo and ends at the Geneva Lakefront Park. It follows a route along the south side of the canal on an old railroad bed. The construction was completed this Spring when a wooden and stone walkway was completed from the canal, under Route 96A, and along the railroad tracks into Seneca Lake State Park, and west into the city’s Lakefront Park. The trail is not for motorized vehicles, just walking and biking.
Future plans call for the trail to connect to Seneca Falls and onto Montezuma.
Tomorrow’s ribbon cutting is at 9:30am at Seneca Lake State Park.