Interpretation

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 […]
November 16, 2014

New Bald Eagle Nest

As many of our feathered friends are heading south for the season it is exciting to see new bird flight and feeding patterns. For several years […]
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 […]
July 7, 2013

Celebrate Canal Splash!

A brochure describing the Mohawk Towpath Byway’s new audio tour will be available in area visitor centers and municipal offices within the next week.  Many of […]
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.
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.