Southeast Levee Walk

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Apples for Animals

Hey all you horsey people and deer lovers.!!

You've probably noticed our apple trees, at the corner of Guinnip and First on the city/town line. Those apples are for the taking. We use no pesticides and they are generally not fit for humans. But they are great for feeding stations and snacking horses. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Feel free to pick from the trees and please, please, grab any bagged ones you may see. I'll come to the door and wave. And the GrandDog will bark her butt off at you.

You're welcome. And thank you.

Little Pond Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 05, 2005

Welcome to The Southeast Levee of Elmira, NY!

Labor Day I couldn't blog, so I grabbed a camera, a mutt (sorry Ellie), some dog yummies and headed to Brand Park, to search for the original Chemung River Fishing Access Site. It was cool and foggy, making it perfect weather for a shutterbug with Multiple Sclerosis. We went down to the riverfront and took plenty of time.

This walk can be approached from either Brand Park on Walnut Street, or Dunn Field on Luce Street. There are even a few place in between where a person can come from the dead-end roads and off-street accesses. So there is no need to overdo it, if you are disabled or elderly. Take your car and some walking shoes. Stay on the levee, and you'll be fine. The fishing access will let you drive right to the river itself.

Brand Park has been recently renovated in many ways and is clean and highly accessible. GrandDog fell in love immediately, rewarding me with a small packet to toss in the wastebin. Oh, yeah. Remember: Please pick up after your pup!

Little Pond

The walkway is new, clean and has many benches and some pottery-based trashbins. Terra Cotta is the color scheme, and it works very well, indeed. Posted by Picasa

Peeking over the levee

Looking back over the levee to Brand Park. The gazebo is new, too. Posted by Picasa

The Lake Street Bridge. The path through the park goes straight up it and over the river. Posted by Picasa

If you're walking the riverbank from the levee, watch for these huge holes. Guess it would be woodchuck or riverrats. All rather huge around here, and kinda cute when they sit in the sun munching. Not so nice are the riverrats in the nighttime, when I return from putting the Star-Gazette to bed. Posted by Picasa