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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 […]
May 8, 2015

Apple Blossom Festival

April 16, 2015

Dry Docks

During the months that the Erie Canal was frozen in (December through March) life in our communities was busy.  Carpenters and craftsman would be feverishly repairing […]
April 12, 2015

Apple Blossom Festival

The Mohawk Towpath Byway in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Shenendehowa and Riverview Orchards will host a day of family fun at 660 Riverveiw Road, […]
March 15, 2015

“Archealogical” Find

This image is of a refrigerator door some 76 miles east of us on the Molly Stark Byway in Brattleboro, Vermont. If you look closely you […]
February 15, 2015

Byway Origins

New York State Transportation Law Article 349-bb defines a “scenic byway” as a transportation route and adjacent area of particular scenic, historic, recreational, cultural or archeological […]
February 10, 2015

Byway Humor

Life on the waterfront is tough.  One is exposed to all kinds of weather and life in the transportation industry is no more attractive today than […]
January 30, 2015

The Cohoes Crescent Road

– Kevin Franklin, Town of Colonie Historian Originally, Cohoes Crescent Road may have been a foot path beside the south bank of the Mohawk River between […]