heritage Tourism

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 […]
November 30, 2010

The Best House

It's a stately two story brick house of classic Federal architecture known as the "Best House", built by the Abraham Best family in 1815.
August 31, 2010

Bike the Byway a Big Success

We could not have been blessed with better weather with temperatures in the low 60s at the start.  The bright August sun warmed it up to […]
September 22, 2009

We Walked…

For the most in depth experience on the Mohawk Towpath Byway, you have to slow down and take "it" one step at a time. I have long advocated that the best way to see the Byway is on a bicycle. Well, that's close. But to really see the detail I now suggest you get off your bike and discover some of the real beauty, charming nooks, bits of history, and capricious nature. There's over 26 miles to the Byway that pass through more than a dozen communities, several geologies, and innumerable stories.
July 24, 2009

Walk the Byway

You are invited to Walk the Byway from Schenectady to Cohoes and Waterford on September 19, 2009.  You can walk the entire 26.2 mile Mohawk Towpath […]
June 6, 2009

Growing Up Near the Canal

...the lazy hot days of summer and watching the barges go by, hearing their chugs and warning horns, wondering what load they carried, and hearing lively voices echoing up to us from the river on a still dark night.
January 25, 2009

Winter on the Canal

Barb and I went out for a “simple” Christmas eve dinner at a popular, always open diner just south of the Byway corridor. I was amazed […]