Blog

November 21, 2020

Dedication

Clifton Park Town Supervisor Phil Barrett is joined by Canal Corporation Director Brian Stratton, Capital Region Chamber VP Peter Bardunias and other Town and Byway officials […]
October 8, 2020
Swing that Bridge

Bridged

Two centuries ago the builders of the Erie Canal used little more than hand tools, wheel barrows, horse drawn carts, and a lot of brawn. Primitive […]
September 7, 2020
Farmer's Bridge re-construction

Farmer’s Bridge

The re-construction of the Farmer’s Bridge east of Clutes Dry Dock is progressing. A good vantage point without crossing a “trail closed” sign is from the […]
July 1, 2020

Try the Foot Bridge!

A new foot bridge connects Clutes Dry Dock with the 1825 Erie Canal towpath. It was constructed by Leo Coons, an Eagle Scout Candidate, and his […]
June 3, 2020
Entrance to Clutes Dry Dock

Construction Underway

Some exciting projects are in the works to improve the recreation facilities in the middle of the Mohawk Towpath Byway’s corridor. The Town of Clifton Park […]
April 21, 2020
Blue Heron

Birding Trail Wins National Recognition

A popular birding trail in the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve has recently received recognition by the National Scenic Byway Foundation.  The trail was developed […]
March 25, 2020

The Byway Remains Open!

Mohawk towpath Byway remains open to stimulate your curiosity or provide recreation or just to help with "cabin fever."
March 14, 2020
Eastern Mohawk Valley

How’s the Water

"How's the water?"  The answer is, "Pretty darn good!"  with some major exception. This coming summer a crew of volunteers from the Friends of the Mohawk Towpath Byway will be helping to take a snapshot every month of the water quality in the Mohawk between Schenectady and Cohoes and Waterford.  If you would like to help with this effort to see "how's the water" please contact us at admin(at)mohawktowpath(dot)org.
February 28, 2020
Northside Homes

Name Place Geography

by Russ VanDerVoort, Historian Northside in Waterford is arguably the most southern point in Saratoga County and definitely on the southside of Waterford.  At one time it […]
December 26, 2019
Historic Lock 19 in the Vischer Ferry Preserve winter- photo by Karl Barth

Get Out!

As friends and family visit this holiday season make a point to get them outside or take a short road trip to enjoy the Mohawk Towpath […]
December 2, 2019
Donate on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

On Thursday we gave thanks. Friday we had some good deals. Saturday highlighted small businesses. Monday was the day for cyber deals. Here it is Tuesday, […]
November 25, 2019
America's Byways

All in a Day

It is interesting how one day can become so significant in one’s life. For some it’s a birthday, for others it is a day of celebration […]