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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 […]
December 19, 2015
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Scenic Conservation

As part of the stewardship of the corridor of our Mohawk Towpath Byway we need to continually update the Scenic Conservation Action Plan that we adopted several […]
December 10, 2015
Unveiling and ribbon cutting at the Lock 7 Dam Overlook with Clifton Park Supervisor Phil Barrett, Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, Eric Hamilton, Chamber CEO Peter Gardenias, Larry Sydek, and John Scherer. - photo provided by Phil Barrett.

New Kiosks

New interpretive kiosks have been installed along the Mohawk Towpath Byway to help tell the story and highlight the significance of the individual sites.  One will be […]
October 29, 2015

Duathlon Success

The final figures on the duathlon are in.  It was a successful event: it was a safe event, we had 99 competitors registered of which 84 […]
September 22, 2015
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Tenth Anniversary

Ten years ago today the Mohawk Towpath Byway became one of America’s Byways. Our Byway tells the unique piece of America’s history the sorry of the […]
September 7, 2015

Enhance the Journey as Well as the Destination

The Mohawk Towpath Byway has been described as the short byway with a long history.  In fact at 26 miles ours is one of the shortest […]
July 26, 2015

Out …of the Car!

Most drivers can negotiate the Byway in less than an hour. But to really discover the stories of the Byway we need to get out of […]
July 17, 2015

Create Ways to Travel Between Communities Without a Car

At first this seems like a classic paradox.  First of all, the National and State Byways Programs were established by the laws that authorize the Federal […]
July 10, 2015

How Many Tourists are Too Many

As a young couple I remember staying at a seaside guest house where my wife and I shared a bathroom with another boarder whom we never […]
May 24, 2015

Spring Brings Fishing

Spring brings fishing to the Byway.  I don’t have the patience to be a fisher, but many find relaxation, a challenge, a way to commune with […]
May 11, 2015

Waterford Flight Centennial

One Hundred years ago the Waterford Flight was dedicated.  The flight of five locks from Waterford Harbor to Crescent raises vessels over 165 feet in 1.5 […]