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June 10, 2018
Ed Tremblay, Master of Ceremonies

What’s Your Story?

How do you tell a compelling story?  That’s the question of thirty-six people who gathered June 6 at the Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction. […]
May 29, 2018
Proctors dressed for the Holidays

Cultural Intrinsic Qualities

This is one of the most challenging intrinsic values to document within the Mohawk Towpath Byway corridor. Very little is included in our corridor management plan. […]
May 24, 2018

Last Chance to Register

Register now for the Mohawk Towpath Byway Story Telling Summit on June 6 at the Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction.  This fast moving series […]
May 23, 2018
Regroup on Nott Terrace.

Recreational Intrinsic Value

The Mohawk Towpath Byway is rich in recreational assets.  When asked about the Byway I use my elevator speech, “The Byway is a driving route between […]
May 8, 2018
Riverside Park Bike Hub

Biking in Schenectady

I had the pleasure of accompanying City Engineer Chris Wallin and two of his staff on a loop of bike paths and neighborhood streets in downtown […]
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 […]