Interpretation

October 7, 2017
Paul Olund answers questions about the Byway.

Telling the Story

The Friends of the Mohawk Towpath Byway were on hand at the packet pick up at the Mohawk Hudson Marathon.  This is a most effective way […]
May 21, 2017
Cell Phone Tour Sign

When you see this sign…

While visiting one of the historic sites or businesses along the Mohawk Towpath Byway what do you do when you see this sign?  Your opinion means […]
February 22, 2017

Mules

Mules were a popular draft animal on the Erie Canal.  An offspring of a male donkey and a female horse are generally less stubborn and more […]
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 […]
July 21, 2016
The aqueduct of the enlarged Erie Canal (1842 - 1917) with Rexford in the background.

Aqueduct

The Erie Canal opened in 1825 with great fanfare and celebrations.  It was a 325 mile artificial river connecting the Hudson River with Lake Erie.  This […]
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 […]
March 7, 2016

Towpath Trail

Construction on the Towpath Connecting Trail has started!  Town of Halfmoon crews are clearing the path from Canal Road under I-87 Northway Bridges and working west […]
December 10, 2015
Unveiling and ribbon cutting at the Lock 7 Dam Overlook with Clifton Park Supervisor Phil Barrett, Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, Eric Hamilton, Chamber CEO Peter Gardenias, Larry Sydek, and John Scherer. - photo provided by Phil Barrett.

New Kiosks

New interpretive kiosks have been installed along the Mohawk Towpath Byway to help tell the story and highlight the significance of the individual sites.  One will be […]
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 […]
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 […]