What is the Mohawk Towpath Byway?

Historic and Scenic Conservation
June 18, 2008
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What is the Mohawk Towpath Byway?

View of the Mohawk River from Riverview Orchards during Farm Fest 2008.


The Byway is the road, a road that tells a story. The Mohawk Towpath Byway is a series of local, county, and state highways between Waterford and Cohoes and Schenectady along the Mohawk River. Our Byway tells the story of the waterway west and its many layers of history from native American times, through Erie Canal and the role our communities played in the industrial revolution and the westward expansion of the country.

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  1. […] According to the Wikipedia entry for “Mohawk Towpath Byway,” it was “Built on local grass roots enthusiasm” and “is a series of local, county, and state highways between Waterford and Cohoes and Schenectady along the Mohawk River and historic Erie Canal in upstate New York.”  For more details, see “Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway Overview,” from the U.S. DOT’s America’s Byways site, and the Mohawk Towpath Weblog. […]

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