heritage Tourism

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 […]
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 […]
September 17, 2014


Have you seen what is going on mid Byway recently?  This charming building at the corner of Vischer Ferry Road and Riverview Road suffered a great […]
August 12, 2013

The Cohoes Waterford Bridge

NYSDOT is designing a bridge to replace the Route 32 bridge over the Mohawk River. Public meetings are scheduled to present alternatives. One meeting is Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at 6:30 PM at the Waterford-Halfmoon High School. The second is Thursday August 15 at 6:30 PM at the Cohoes Community Center.
August 4, 2013

Canal Splash! 2013

As a part of the Canal Splash! weekend, the Mohawk Towpath Byway rolled out its audio tour with 14 stops along its route.  Access the tour […]
January 29, 2013

New Partnership

The Capital Region Maritime Center, Inc. (CRMC) and the Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway Coalition (MTSB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that formalizes and documents […]
January 12, 2012

Visitor Center Ribbon Cutting

Proctors Executive Director Philip Morris and Mayor Gary McCarthy led local and county officials and regional tourism enthusiasts by officially cutting the ribbon to the Schenectady Heritage Area and Mohawk Towpath Byway visitor center located at Proctors in Schenectady.
January 3, 2012

Family Appeal

I had the opportunity to accompany Avi Kaptzan of Kay New Century Tours on a familiarization tour of the Mohawk Towpath Byway.  The “fam” tour was […]
September 23, 2011

NYS Army National Guard Partnership

New York Army National Guard worked at Lock 15 of the enlarged Erie Canal and along the canal bed between Locks 14 and 15 in Cohoes.
August 25, 2011

Compelling Self Guided Tours

The Mohawk Towpath Byway has many stories to tell. We tell these stories, our local heritage by stitching together our points of interest into a self guided tour.
August 17, 2011

More Interpretation Coming

Congressman Paul Tonko's office notified us that we will be receiving a FHWA Byway Grant of $38,000 for additional interpretive signs along the Mohawk Towpath Byway. With this we will be able to provide additional kiosks to match those we already have in Halfmoon and Clifton Park and to complement the Canal Corporation signs in Waterford and the ones in Cohoes by the Erie Canalway and by the Long Island school kids.
July 26, 2011

New Visitor Center

The Mohawk Towpath Byway has a new visitor center located on the box office level of Proctor’s. Over 600,000 people spend time in this area as […]