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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 […]
November 25, 2017
holiday swag

Friends Holiday

The Friends of the Byway invite you to the… ANNUAL HOLIDAY  JINGLE AND MINGLE January 9, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. DOOR PRIZES, DESSERTS, RAFFLES Historic […]
October 29, 2017
NOAA Open House

Weather Forecast

As the Byway’s self appointed Weather Ready Nation Ambassador, my wife, oldest grandson and I had the privilege of visiting the new NOAA weather center in […]
October 7, 2017
Paul Olund answers questions about the Byway.

Telling the Story

The Friends of the Mohawk Towpath Byway were on hand at the packet pick up at the Mohawk Hudson Marathon.  This is a most effective way […]
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 […]