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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 […]
March 8, 2017
Reach stick

Newly Arrived

The Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway Coalition has purchased several new “reach sticks” just in time for the spring cleanup along the Byway.  These will be in […]
February 22, 2017

Mules

Mules were a popular draft animal on the Erie Canal.  An offspring of a male donkey and a female horse are generally less stubborn and more […]
February 13, 2017
This image of the community around Clutes dry dock shows a predominance of agriculture.

Agricultural Heritage

Native Peoples grew crops along the Mohawk River where flood waters almost annually brought in new soils and nutrients producing rich, productive soils to grow corn. […]
December 22, 2016
Official 2.2 inches of snow during the morning of December 22, 2016.

Weather on the Byway

For years the Byway has had a button on the home page that was a link to the National Weather Service local weather and forecast.  Nobody […]
December 8, 2016

Celebrate America’s Byways 25!

The Mohawk Towpath Byway was recognized at the America’s Byways 25! Event celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the National Scenic Byways Program. During the reception at […]
November 20, 2016
Volunteers on the Course

Volunteer!

It was the Annual Volunteer Fair at the Clifton Park Halfmoon Library.  We had a “captive audience” who were looking for opportunities for meaningful service to the […]
November 20, 2016
A bow-string Pratt truss bridge similar to the one proposed to replace the farmers bridge east of Clutes.

Public Meeting on Recreational Access

There will be a public meeting on the proposed project to improve recreational access to the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve at 6 PM on […]
November 18, 2016
Cell Phone Tour Sign

Grant for Self Guided Tour

I had the privilege of representing the Mohawk Towpath Byway today as we received a grant from the Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau of The […]