Eric Hamilton

August 8, 2018
Whipple Bridge

History as Our Intrinsic Quality

As a visiting expert in scenic conservation, Brad Cownover described our Byway was, “the short byway with a long history.” Actually there are many levels of […]
July 23, 2018
Dan Bradt working on an archaeologic dig in Schenectady's Stockade. Gazette Photo by Peter Barber.

Archaeology as an Intrinsic Quality

Archaeology is “the study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artifacts and other physical remains.”  Within the Byway […]
June 28, 2018

Scenic Intrinsic Quality

The most popular and iconic panoramic views along the Byway include the view up the Mohawk Valley from the cliffs just east of Rexford and Cohoes […]
June 10, 2018
Ed Tremblay, Master of Ceremonies

What’s Your Story?

How do you tell a compelling story?  That’s the question of thirty-six people who gathered June 6 at the Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction. […]
May 29, 2018
Proctors dressed for the Holidays

Cultural Intrinsic Qualities

This is one of the most challenging intrinsic values to document within the Mohawk Towpath Byway corridor. Very little is included in our corridor management plan. […]
May 24, 2018

Last Chance to Register

Register now for the Mohawk Towpath Byway Story Telling Summit on June 6 at the Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction.  This fast moving series […]
May 23, 2018
Regroup on Nott Terrace.

Recreational Intrinsic Value

The Mohawk Towpath Byway is rich in recreational assets.  When asked about the Byway I use my elevator speech, “The Byway is a driving route between […]
May 8, 2018
Riverside Park Bike Hub

Biking in Schenectady

I had the pleasure of accompanying City Engineer Chris Wallin and two of his staff on a loop of bike paths and neighborhood streets in downtown […]
April 7, 2018
Cohoes Falls Geology

Natural Intrinsic Quality

To consider the natural intrinsic qualities of the the Mohawk Towpath Byway corridor you really have to take a geologic perspective. “Glacial ice and meltwater played […]
March 31, 2018
Qualities

Intrinsic Qualities

What’s a scenic byway? …a road less traveled? “…a road or track not following a main route; a minor road or path.” Spring time is as […]
March 17, 2018
shamrock

Salute to the Irish

Here’s a tip o’ the tam to all those who can trace their ancestry to the Irish labor force who built the Erie Canal. There were […]
February 23, 2018

Water Rising

The ice jam that was building just upstream from the I-87 Northway Bridges …Thaddeus Kosciuszko Bridge over the Mohawk River has broken up and water is […]