Blog

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 […]
February 7, 2018
Haudenosaunee Wampum Belt

Native Peoples Heritage

February is Story Telling month among the Friends of the Mohawk Towpath Byway! For their February 13 meeting they have a guest speaker bringing Native American […]
February 7, 2018
High school hockey alumni on Erie Canal ice.

Snow Moving In!

Snow is expected tomorrow on the Mohawk Towpath Byway so grab your cross country skis or snowshoes and explore some of our recreational assets. Try the […]
January 31, 2018
Traffic open two lanes in both directions over the new Rexford Bridge.

Annual Report

The Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway Coalition’s Annual Report is now available! The report starts out, “Perhaps on of the most striking changes to the Mohawk Towpath […]
November 25, 2017
holiday swag

Friends Holiday

The Friends of the Byway invite you to the… ANNUAL HOLIDAY  JINGLE AND MINGLE January 9, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. DOOR PRIZES, DESSERTS, RAFFLES Historic […]
October 29, 2017
NOAA Open House

Weather Forecast

As the Byway’s self appointed Weather Ready Nation Ambassador, my wife, oldest grandson and I had the privilege of visiting the new NOAA weather center in […]
October 7, 2017
Paul Olund answers questions about the Byway.

Telling the Story

The Friends of the Mohawk Towpath Byway were on hand at the packet pick up at the Mohawk Hudson Marathon.  This is a most effective way […]
September 16, 2017

Enterprising Waters

Opening this weekend at the New York State Museum is a new exhibit in honor of the Bicentennial of the Erie Canal’s construction. Enterprising Waters: New York’s […]
August 25, 2017
Freddies Park Interpretive.

New Visitor Access

The Mohawk Towpath Byway is rolling out new signage to improve access to our cell phone based self guided tour.  The town of Clifton Park has […]