The Mohawk Towpath Byway is a series of local, country and state highways that follow the historic route of the Erie Canal between Schenectady and Waterford/Cohoes in upstate New York. As one travels the Byway you unlock the story of the Mohawk River, Erie Canal, the waterway west and the part our communities played in the westward expansion of the country and the Industrial Revolution.
Click on the map to locate attractions and services along the route. Map by CDRPC.
Click on this cover image to download a PDF of our Discovery Guide
The Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway Coalition, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation that oversees implementation of the Corridor Management Plan. The Coalition consists of representatives from each of the eight municipalities through which the Byway passes and two at large members. This volunteer organization relies on volunteer efforts all along the corridor.