If you were under the impression that the new observation boardwalk at the Erie Basin marina was going to be a bunch of wooden planks set atop the existing stone wall, then you should see what is
being constructed at this very moment (see back story
). The boardwalk is actually made up of stamped concrete with sturdy metal railings. There is a nice-sized observation area with wheelchair access, which is also great for cyclists who would like to keep their bikes with them while taking a look out onto the lake.
For those who like to 'rough it', there is still an accessible stone area (see below) in front of the platform to hang out on. As far as I can see, that access will remain, which is nice for some people who want to walk right out onto the point, unencumbered by railings. I can see the observation boardwalk getting some heavy traffic, because it's safe, simple to get to and offers some excellent views out onto the water.
Now if we could figure out how to get some food out there... there is
a perfect spot
for a clam bar. Also, how hard would it really be to extend Emerald Beach