Eric Hamilton

November 20, 2016
Volunteers on the Course

Volunteer!

It was the Annual Volunteer Fair at the Clifton Park Halfmoon Library.  We had a “captive audience” who were looking for opportunities for meaningful service to the […]
November 20, 2016
A bow-string Pratt truss bridge similar to the one proposed to replace the farmers bridge east of Clutes.

Public Meeting on Recreational Access

There will be a public meeting on the proposed project to improve recreational access to the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve at 6 PM on […]
November 18, 2016
Cell Phone Tour Sign

Grant for Self Guided Tour

I had the privilege of representing the Mohawk Towpath Byway today as we received a grant from the Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau of The […]
November 5, 2016

Duathlon Success

As we wrap up the details of this year’s duathlon I can’t help but be grateful to all our volunteers for what they do to make […]
October 9, 2016
Marathon Start in Schenectady

Connections

The Mohawk Towpath Byway had an information booth today at the Adirondack Sports and Fitness Health Fair for the Mohawk Hudson Marathon. There were two types […]
October 6, 2016
Mayor McCarthy and Philip Morris prepare to cut the ribbon for the Visitor Center.

Let’s Roll Up our Sleeves…

Sara Foss in her Tuesday column in the Gazette is so correct, “spot-on” with her conclusion that we all have to work together to make this […]
October 3, 2016
This dump truck backed over a half mile into the woods to get a load of debris!

Towpath Trail

Construction continues on the Towpath Trail.  Clearing a grubbing of the entire length (shown above in red) will be completed shortly.    The contractor is trying […]
August 29, 2016
Towpath Trail under construction with 1842 enlarged Erie Canal to the left beyond the trees.

Towpath Trail

Early advocates of the Mohawk Towpath Byway envisioned a reconstructed Towpath through the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve into the Town of Halfmoon.  The eastern […]
July 29, 2016
New Perspectives

New Perspectives

It is refreshing to see the story of the Mohawk Towpath Byway with a new perspective.  It’s like a visit or tour of the Byway on […]
July 21, 2016
The aqueduct of the enlarged Erie Canal (1842 - 1917) with Rexford in the background.

Aqueduct

The Erie Canal opened in 1825 with great fanfare and celebrations.  It was a 325 mile artificial river connecting the Hudson River with Lake Erie.  This […]
June 14, 2016
Cohoes Lock 18

Early Cohoes

Before the 1800s Cohoes was a farming community along the fertile lowlands where the fingers of the Mohawk River joined the Hudson.  The Erie Canal was built […]
May 28, 2016
Erie Canal. Rexford and Knowltons Historic Marker

Clinton’s Big Ditch and the Rexfords and Knowltons

How much do you know about the Erie Canal? Did you realize that it went right through Rexford and Clifton Park along the Mohawk River? When […]