Canal Splash! 2013

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Canal Splash! 2013

Canal Splash!As a part of the Canal Splash! weekend, the Mohawk Towpath Byway rolled out its audio tour with 14 stops along its route.  Access the tour by calling 518-649-9990.  A brochure includes a map and each of the listed sites.  Brochures are available at the Clifton Park Halfmoon library, town halls and municipal centers within the corridor, Proctors Theatre, Southern Saratoga and Schenectady Chambers, Waterford Harbor Visitor Center, Albany County Convention and Visitors Center, and the New York State Museum.  Sites on the tour include:

  • Aqueduct Park, Niskayuna
  • Clutes Dry Dock, Clifton Park
  • Cohoes Falls, Cohoes
  • Crescent Park, Halfmoon
  • Dunsbach Ferry Site, Halfmoon
  • Ferry Drive, Rexford
  • Flight of Locks, Waterford
  • Freddies Park, Colonie
  • Lock 7 Dam Overlook, Rexford
  • Old Military Crossing, Colonie
  • Riverview Orchards, Rexford
  • Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve, Clifton Park
  • Visitor Center, Robb Alley, Proctors, Schenectady
  • Waterford Harbor Visitor Center, Waterford

Please do not use your cell phone while driving and certainly not while biking.  The tour is designed to be used once you get out of your vehicle at one of these stops.

On Sunday afternoon, August 11 the Friends of the Bywayled a bike ride on a 28 mile casual tour of nine stops in the central part of the Byway.  The ride departed, did a loop, and returned to the Vischer Ferry Fire House at 360 Riverview Road.  The public is invited to ride the whole ride or just the first half dozen miles.  Click here to see the 2013 Bike the Byway map. A tour stop mid ride took advantage of restrooms, water and refreshments at Lions Park in Niskayuna.

Bike the Byway

Biking the Byway with the Mohawk Valley in the background.

More photos are posted on the Friends of the Byway web site.

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