News

November 21, 2020

Dedication

Clifton Park Town Supervisor Phil Barrett is joined by Canal Corporation Director Brian Stratton, Capital Region Chamber VP Peter Bardunias and other Town and Byway officials […]
October 8, 2020
Swing that Bridge

Bridged

Two centuries ago the builders of the Erie Canal used little more than hand tools, wheel barrows, horse drawn carts, and a lot of brawn. Primitive […]
March 25, 2020

The Byway Remains Open!

Mohawk towpath Byway remains open to stimulate your curiosity or provide recreation or just to help with "cabin fever."
March 14, 2020
Eastern Mohawk Valley

How’s the Water

"How's the water?"  The answer is, "Pretty darn good!"  with some major exception. This coming summer a crew of volunteers from the Friends of the Mohawk Towpath Byway will be helping to take a snapshot every month of the water quality in the Mohawk between Schenectady and Cohoes and Waterford.  If you would like to help with this effort to see "how's the water" please contact us at admin(at)mohawktowpath(dot)org.
February 28, 2020
Northside Homes

Name Place Geography

by Russ VanDerVoort, Historian Northside in Waterford is arguably the most southern point in Saratoga County and definitely on the southside of Waterford.  At one time it […]
November 25, 2019
America's Byways

All in a Day

It is interesting how one day can become so significant in one’s life. For some it’s a birthday, for others it is a day of celebration […]
September 21, 2019
Stockade Interpretive kiosk

Early Frontier

The Mohawk Towpath Byway’s latest kiosk will be dedicated on Saturday, September 28 at 11:30 AM. The kiosk is located strategically near the bike/pedestrian path entrance […]
July 18, 2019
Bike the Byway

Ride Right; Walk Left

The Mohawk Towpath Byway is a wonderful place to visit. It’s a driving route that follows the historic Erie Canal route from Waterford, Cohoes and Schenectady, […]
June 5, 2019

Itinerary Published

During June, July and August American Road Magazine has a Mohawk Towpath Byway itinerary posted on their website. Our itinerary is the only one they have […]
April 29, 2019
Serviceberry

New Season

We are off and running a new season on the Mohawk Towpath Byway. The service berry blossoms are defying the cold April winds and willows are […]
March 11, 2019

Gratitude

Henrietta O’Grady was honored at a recent Town of Halfmoon Board meeting for twenty years of service as we implemented and nurtured our National Scenic Byway. […]
January 1, 2019
The 1842 Enlarged Erie Canal with Towpath Trail to the left.

2018: A Very Good Year!

As those who have followed this blog know we had a very good year in 2018. There will be more detail and photographs in the Mohawk […]