May 8, 2008

What is the Mohawk Towpath Byway?

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 […]
June 18, 2008

Historic and Scenic Conservation

One of the latest, most exciting projects that the Mohawk Towpath Byway has taken on has been scenic and historic conservation. With the help of the […]
August 24, 2008

Cohoes Falls View Park

The Cohoes Falls is one of the key assets along the Mohawk Towpath Byway. It is the major element in any of the Byway’s layers of […]
November 22, 2008

Byway Has Its First Interpretive Kiosk

The Mohawk Towpath Byway has its first interpretive kiosk located in Crescent Park at the intersections of Canal Road, Crescent-Vischer Ferry Road, and Route 9.  The […]
December 11, 2008

The First Snow on the Byway

The first snow is a great time to visit the Byway. The foliage is off the trees and the contracts between the new snow and natural […]
January 25, 2009

Winter on the Canal

Barb and I went out for a “simple” Christmas eve dinner at a popular, always open diner just south of the Byway corridor. I was amazed […]
April 26, 2009

Spring is Returning to the Byway

The ice is out of the Mohawk.  It went in a relative undramatic fashion: no major floods, no major ice jams. The snow has all melted […]
May 3, 2009

Golf on the Byway

Get out and go hiking, play a round of golf, or do both, but enjoy the beauty of both on the Mohawk Towpath Byway.
May 19, 2009

Assessing and Sustaining the Quality of America’s Byways®

A new primer on the America’s Byway® collection is now available at: This is a compilation of everything you always wanted to know about the […]
May 26, 2009

Free Fun for Next Weekend

With rising gas prices and growing environmental concerns “staycations” have growing appeal.  There are lots of fun things to do right here on the Mohawk Towpath […]
May 28, 2009

Caution: Turtle Crossing

Drive the Byway carefully. Turtles are crossing... and ducks, geese, pedestrians, cyclists and other wild life are out.
June 6, 2009

Growing Up Near the Canal

...the lazy hot days of summer and watching the barges go by, hearing their chugs and warning horns, wondering what load they carried, and hearing lively voices echoing up to us from the river on a still dark night.