heritage Tourism

March 25, 2020

The Byway Remains Open!

Mohawk towpath Byway remains open to stimulate your curiosity or provide recreation or just to help with "cabin fever."
December 26, 2019
Historic Lock 19 in the Vischer Ferry Preserve winter- photo by Karl Barth

Get Out!

As friends and family visit this holiday season make a point to get them outside or take a short road trip to enjoy the Mohawk Towpath […]
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 […]
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 […]
March 17, 2018
shamrock

Salute to the Irish

Here’s a tip o’ the tam to all those who can trace their ancestry to the Irish labor force who built the Erie Canal. There were […]
June 14, 2017
John Scherer (left) and Pat Haffner (right) share observations as they ride west on the newly reconstructed Towpath Trail just west of lock 19.

Ride into History

Even with the prediction of rain, heavy at times, we still had ten people participate in the Clifton Park’s National Trails Day ride.  Another two people […]
June 6, 2017
Stewardship on the Byway.

Stewardship

One of the truly unique opportunities along the Mohawk Towpath Byway is a stewardship walk in one of the municipal parkland along the Byway.  Periodically Jennifer Viggianni, […]
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 […]
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 […]