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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 […]
August 12, 2017
On the Mohawk on a steamy summer evening.

Follow in History’s Wake

Submitted by Brian Yates, ECNHC The Mohawk River and Erie Canal has recently been designated a National Blue Water Trail.  To make the trail more accessible […]
August 4, 2017
Traffic open two lanes in both directions over the new Rexford Bridge.

Rexford Bridge Construction

The New Bridge connecting Rexford and Aqueduct is now open to both lanes in both directions. The next step will be completion of the approaches to […]
July 29, 2017
One of the New Bikes available on the BikeShare system

Bike Share Now Open!

At long last it is now possible to rent a bicycle to explore the Mohawk Towpath Byway!  There are two hubs in Schenectady very near the […]
June 28, 2017

Bring Our Stories to Life

One of the key ways to make a visit to the Mohawk Towpath Byway memorable and to assure a return visit is to share our local […]
June 14, 2017
John Scherer (left) and Pat Haffner (right) share observations as they ride west on the newly reconstructed Towpath Trail just west of lock 19.

Ride into History

Even with the prediction of rain, heavy at times, we still had ten people participate in the Clifton Park’s National Trails Day ride.  Another two people […]
June 6, 2017
Stewardship on the Byway.

Stewardship

One of the truly unique opportunities along the Mohawk Towpath Byway is a stewardship walk in one of the municipal parkland along the Byway.  Periodically Jennifer Viggianni, […]
May 21, 2017
Cell Phone Tour Sign

When you see this sign…

While visiting one of the historic sites or businesses along the Mohawk Towpath Byway what do you do when you see this sign?  Your opinion means […]
May 6, 2017
Pocking Brook Morris Dancers

It’s Spring!

It’s spring and we are off and running with events almost every weekend along the Mohawk Towpath Byway.  Check the schedule and calendar under the “events” […]
April 8, 2017

The Mohawk

The Erie Canal, the waterway west, the Mohawk River it has many labels and means something different to everyone we talk to.  We, each and all […]
March 29, 2017
Picnickers in Vischer Ferry

Recreation On the Mohawk

As today people were drawn to the river and the canal for recreation.  Descendants of the town’s first settlers, John and Dorcas Van Vranken of Vischer […]