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August 29, 2016
Towpath Trail under construction with 1842 enlarged Erie Canal to the left beyond the trees.

Towpath Trail

Early advocates of the Mohawk Towpath Byway envisioned a reconstructed Towpath through the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve into the Town of Halfmoon.  The eastern […]
July 29, 2016
New Perspectives

New Perspectives

It is refreshing to see the story of the Mohawk Towpath Byway with a new perspective.  It’s like a visit or tour of the Byway on […]
July 21, 2016
The aqueduct of the enlarged Erie Canal (1842 - 1917) with Rexford in the background.

Aqueduct

The Erie Canal opened in 1825 with great fanfare and celebrations.  It was a 325 mile artificial river connecting the Hudson River with Lake Erie.  This […]
June 14, 2016
Cohoes Lock 18

Early Cohoes

Before the 1800s Cohoes was a farming community along the fertile lowlands where the fingers of the Mohawk River joined the Hudson.  The Erie Canal was built […]
May 28, 2016
Erie Canal. Rexford and Knowltons Historic Marker

Clinton’s Big Ditch and the Rexfords and Knowltons

How much do you know about the Erie Canal? Did you realize that it went right through Rexford and Clifton Park along the Mohawk River? When […]
May 17, 2016
Tourist Oriented Directional Signs

Tourism Oriented Directional Signs

Brand new on the Byway are experimental signs known to traffic engineers as tourism oriented directional (TOD) signs. This set of signs located near the intersection […]
April 30, 2016
Southern most Byway

Southern Most Point

While on vacation early this month my wife and I had a couple of other tourist take a photo of the southern end of the southern […]
April 23, 2016
Southern Saratoga Interact has adopted a mile and a half segment of Riverview Road by "policing" twice annually.

Clean Sweep Success

Cleanup crews were out on the Mohawk Towpath Byway two weekends this year: on Saturday, April 16 and April 23. Participating were the Clifton Park Open […]
March 12, 2016
Cohoes Falls, NY

Retreat!

The Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway Coalition is a regional partnerships of communities that balances the promotion of local interests with the protection of scenic, historic, recreational, […]
March 7, 2016

Towpath Trail

Construction on the Towpath Connecting Trail has started!  Town of Halfmoon crews are clearing the path from Canal Road under I-87 Northway Bridges and working west […]
January 3, 2016

Protect Our Communities’ Gateways

Gateways to our communities should make a statement that the traveler has arrived, further, that this place is special and unique. Most of us enter our […]
December 24, 2015
Holiday Greetings

Greetings

Happy Holidays to the Volunteers that make the Mohawk Towpath Byway what it is today and to all of those who live, work and play within […]