News

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 […]
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 24, 2018

Last Chance to Register

Register now for the Mohawk Towpath Byway Story Telling Summit on June 6 at the Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction.  This fast moving series […]
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 […]
February 23, 2018

Water Rising

The ice jam that was building just upstream from the I-87 Northway Bridges …Thaddeus Kosciuszko Bridge over the Mohawk River has broken up and water is […]
February 7, 2018
Haudenosaunee Wampum Belt

Native Peoples Heritage

February is Story Telling month among the Friends of the Mohawk Towpath Byway! For their February 13 meeting they have a guest speaker bringing Native American […]
January 31, 2018
Traffic open two lanes in both directions over the new Rexford Bridge.

Annual Report

The Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway Coalition’s Annual Report is now available! The report starts out, “Perhaps on of the most striking changes to the Mohawk Towpath […]
September 16, 2017

Enterprising Waters

Opening this weekend at the New York State Museum is a new exhibit in honor of the Bicentennial of the Erie Canal’s construction. Enterprising Waters: New York’s […]
August 25, 2017
Freddies Park Interpretive.

New Visitor Access

The Mohawk Towpath Byway is rolling out new signage to improve access to our cell phone based self guided tour.  The town of Clifton Park has […]
August 12, 2017
On the Mohawk on a steamy summer evening.

Follow in History’s Wake

Submitted by Brian Yates, ECNHC The Mohawk River and Erie Canal has recently been designated a National Blue Water Trail.  To make the trail more accessible […]
August 4, 2017
Traffic open two lanes in both directions over the new Rexford Bridge.

Rexford Bridge Construction

The New Bridge connecting Rexford and Aqueduct is now open to both lanes in both directions. The next step will be completion of the approaches to […]
July 29, 2017
One of the New Bikes available on the BikeShare system

Bike Share Now Open!

At long last it is now possible to rent a bicycle to explore the Mohawk Towpath Byway!  There are two hubs in Schenectady very near the […]