A public ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for the Conklin Bay Boardwalk and Trail. The ceremony will be conducted by the Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 30, at the entrance to the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation headquarters on SR 13, south of Syracuse.
The ribbon cutting represents a significant step forward for the trails committee. It received a grant in May 2019 from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ Next Level Trails program. Construction began in October. While the last section of the Conklin Bay boardwalk and trail was completed in March, the trail officially opened in May.
SYRACUSE — Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee heard an update on the Conklin Bay project at its meeting Monday evening, Feb. 17. The board also heard from two Syracuse Lake residents who walk the trail on a regular basis. The two women, who frequent the trails, attended the meeting. They …Read More
SYRACUSE— Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee had its first meeting of the year Monday, Jan. 20. The board heard updates on several projects and plans for 2020. Construction is moving along for the Conklin Bay boardwalk and trail project. Construction began Oct. 13 and will be completed in the spring …Read More
SYRACUSE — Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee had a great year. One major project was started while others have been completed. The committee also hired a new executive director. The trail committee is part of the Syracuse-Wawasee Parks Foundation, a not for profit corporation. The committee is comprised of all …Read More
SYRACUSE — Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee wrapped up its end-of-the-year business and also received an update on the Conklin Bay project at its monthly meeting Monday, Dec. 16. While it was the last meeting of the year for the committee, it was the first meeting for the new executive …Read More
SYRACUSE — The Conklin Bay boardwalk project is expected to begin approximately Monday, Oct. 14, the Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee heard Monday, Sept. 16. A pre-construction meeting was conducted Monday morning at Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation’s office in Syracuse. At the meeting was Robert Smith, a board member, and …Read More
SYRACUSE — Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee discussed a new project and the possibility of bike rentals at the Monday evening, Nov. 27, meeting. A new trail is being proposed along Syracuse-Webster Road. Commonwealth Engineers has completed the engineering designs for the proposed trail along the west side of Syracuse-Webster …Read More
SYRACUSE — Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee heard from a concerned homeowner at its meeting Monday, July 17. A concern was raised by a homeowner on Harkless Drive regarding flooding. Arlene Dickerson, who has lived on Harkless Drive since 1996, said water from the sidewalk/trail is coming into her house. …Read More
SYRACUSE — Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee recently received a $100,000 grant from the Dekko Foundation, as well the opportunity of $100,000 more in matching funds. Planning for the Conklin Bay boardwalk and trail has been progressing slowly during the past two years, but things are speeding up now. All …Read More
SYRACUSE — Citizens of Syracuse will no longer have to play “Frogger” to cross SR 13 in order to continue on the Pickwick Drive section of the Syracuse-Wawasee Trail. According to Megan McClellan at the Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee meeting Monday, April 17, work on the crosswalk will likely …Read More
SYRACUSE — Dan Ernst, a landscape architect with Earth Source, Fort Wayne, presented a detailed update on the Conklin Bay boardwalk project during the Syracuse-Wawasee Trail meeting Monday, March 20, talking about the approximately 90 percent complete draft of construction documents for the entire length of the corridor. …Read More
SYRACUSE — Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee met Monday, Feb. 20, and discussed the financial report at great length. Due to the amount in the available general funds account, Megan McClellan, executive director, suggested moving some of the money into another account. She said the amount may be a deterrent …Read More
SYRACUSE — The SR 13 crossing project has been approved by Indiana Department of Transportation, the Syracuse-Wawasee Trails Committee heard Monday, Oct. 17. A pedestrian light will be installed at the intersection of SR 13 and Pickwick Drive. The town is interested in helping, said Megan McClellan, executive …Read More
SYRACUSE — The Eli Lilly Road trail widening project has been completed. Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee and other members of the community took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, Oct. 3, in Syracuse. The new section is 2,100 feet long, or about 0.4 miles. The project was made possible …Read More
SYRACUSE — Issues with the Eli Lilly Road trail widening project were discussed at the Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee meeting Monday, July 18. Pulver Asphalt and Paving started construction Monday, July 11, but the work had to be suspended. “There have been some complications,” noted Executive Director Megan McClellan. …Read More