heritage Tourism

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 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 […]
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 […]
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.