A Unique Walking Trail Network
Uniting the Community in Celebration of its
Art & History, Architecture & Culture, Science & Nature, and Recreation & Fitness

The Morningside Cultural Trails (MCT) network includes over 10 miles of walking trails on Syracuse’s Eastside, each with its own distinctive experience.

Trail maps can be accessed on a smart phone by clicking here (Morningside Cultural Trails (arcgis.com)). The trail network currently consists of the Morningside Cultural Trail Map, the Morningside Heights Trail, the Oakwood Cemetery Tree Trail, the Morningside Landscape Trail, and the Public Arts Pathway.

The trails traverse three neighborhoods, highlighting ​their many cultural, historic, literary, artistic, scientific, and recreational treasures.

The Syracuse Community Geography Program at Syracuse University works with Paul Harvey, a local urban trail enthusiast and Creative Communities Facilitator, to produce the trail maps. Large versions of the trail map can be found displayed on kiosks at Barry Park, Oakwood Cemetery, Westcott CC, and Ed Smith Pre-K-8 School.

MCT is a coalition of:
The Ed Smith PTO, SUNY ESF, Syracuse University and Oakwood Cemetery (with its support group HOCPA Historic Oakwood Cemetery Preservation Association) that collaboratively maintain the trails. Many other community groups, human service agencies, cultural institutions, government and business organizations have joined in with the Westcott Community Center, Boy Scout Troop 1, ESF student activities group, the Everson Museum, Onondaga Historical Association, Barry Park Association, and Nottingham High School Key Club and Honor Society.