Intrinsic Qualities

August 8, 2018
Whipple Bridge

History as Our Intrinsic Quality

As a visiting expert in scenic conservation, Brad Cownover described our Byway was, “the short byway with a long history.” Actually there are many levels of […]
July 23, 2018
Dan Bradt working on an archaeologic dig in Schenectady's Stockade. Gazette Photo by Peter Barber.

Archaeology as an Intrinsic Quality

Archaeology is “the study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artifacts and other physical remains.”  Within the Byway […]
June 28, 2018

Scenic Intrinsic Quality

The most popular and iconic panoramic views along the Byway include the view up the Mohawk Valley from the cliffs just east of Rexford and Cohoes […]
May 29, 2018
Proctors dressed for the Holidays

Cultural Intrinsic Qualities

This is one of the most challenging intrinsic values to document within the Mohawk Towpath Byway corridor. Very little is included in our corridor management plan. […]
May 23, 2018
Regroup on Nott Terrace.

Recreational Intrinsic Value

The Mohawk Towpath Byway is rich in recreational assets.  When asked about the Byway I use my elevator speech, “The Byway is a driving route between […]
April 7, 2018
Cohoes Falls Geology

Natural Intrinsic Quality

To consider the natural intrinsic qualities of the the Mohawk Towpath Byway corridor you really have to take a geologic perspective. “Glacial ice and meltwater played […]
March 31, 2018
Qualities

Intrinsic Qualities

What’s a scenic byway? …a road less traveled? “…a road or track not following a main route; a minor road or path.” Spring time is as […]