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March 11, 2019

Gratitude

Henrietta O’Grady was honored at a recent Town of Halfmoon Board meeting for twenty years of service as we implemented and nurtured our National Scenic Byway. […]
January 1, 2019
The 1842 Enlarged Erie Canal with Towpath Trail to the left.

2018: A Very Good Year!

As those who have followed this blog know we had a very good year in 2018. There will be more detail and photographs in the Mohawk […]
October 26, 2018
Historic Features in Cohoes

Cohoes Kiosk

The City of Cohoes has installed the latest interpretive kiosk on North Mohawk Street at the Lock 18 parking lot.  One side faces the sidewalk with […]
October 11, 2018

New Post

Actually there are four new posts just off the Mohawk Towpath Byway within the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve.  They mark spots on the new […]
September 28, 2018

Out to Bid!

The Town of Clifton Park is accepting bids on a project to improve access to the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve.  This will include a […]
September 2, 2018

Summer of Learning

This has been a summer of reflection, learning, and hope. Do you remember our early advocacy committee meetings with Barbara Henderson from the Mohawk Valley Heritage […]
August 8, 2018
Whipple Bridge

History as Our Intrinsic Quality

As a visiting expert in scenic conservation, Brad Cownover described our Byway was, “the short byway with a long history.” Actually there are many levels of […]
July 23, 2018
Dan Bradt working on an archaeologic dig in Schenectady's Stockade. Gazette Photo by Peter Barber.

Archaeology as an Intrinsic Quality

Archaeology is “the study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artifacts and other physical remains.”  Within the Byway […]
June 28, 2018

Scenic Intrinsic Quality

The most popular and iconic panoramic views along the Byway include the view up the Mohawk Valley from the cliffs just east of Rexford and Cohoes […]
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 […]