April 8, 2017

The Mohawk

The Erie Canal, the waterway west, the Mohawk River it has many labels and means something different to everyone we talk to.  We, each and all […]
March 29, 2017
Picnickers in Vischer Ferry

Recreation On the Mohawk

As today people were drawn to the river and the canal for recreation.  Descendants of the town’s first settlers, John and Dorcas Van Vranken of Vischer […]
February 13, 2017
This image of the community around Clutes dry dock shows a predominance of agriculture.

Agricultural Heritage

Native Peoples grew crops along the Mohawk River where flood waters almost annually brought in new soils and nutrients producing rich, productive soils to grow corn. […]
December 22, 2016
Official 2.2 inches of snow during the morning of December 22, 2016.

Weather on the Byway

For years the Byway has had a button on the home page that was a link to the National Weather Service local weather and forecast.  Nobody […]
December 8, 2016

Celebrate America’s Byways 25!

The Mohawk Towpath Byway was recognized at the America’s Byways 25! Event celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the National Scenic Byways Program. During the reception at […]
November 20, 2016
Volunteers on the Course


It was the Annual Volunteer Fair at the Clifton Park Halfmoon Library.  We had a “captive audience” who were looking for opportunities for meaningful service to the […]
November 20, 2016
A bow-string Pratt truss bridge similar to the one proposed to replace the farmers bridge east of Clutes.

Public Meeting on Recreational Access

There will be a public meeting on the proposed project to improve recreational access to the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve at 6 PM on […]
November 18, 2016
Cell Phone Tour Sign

Grant for Self Guided Tour

I had the privilege of representing the Mohawk Towpath Byway today as we received a grant from the Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau of The […]
November 5, 2016

Duathlon Success

As we wrap up the details of this year’s duathlon I can’t help but be grateful to all our volunteers for what they do to make […]
October 6, 2016
Mayor McCarthy and Philip Morris prepare to cut the ribbon for the Visitor Center.

Let’s Roll Up our Sleeves…

Sara Foss in her Tuesday column in the Gazette is so correct, “spot-on” with her conclusion that we all have to work together to make this […]
October 3, 2016
This dump truck backed over a half mile into the woods to get a load of debris!

Towpath Trail

Construction continues on the Towpath Trail.  Clearing a grubbing of the entire length (shown above in red) will be completed shortly.    The contractor is trying […]
August 29, 2016
Towpath Trail under construction with 1842 enlarged Erie Canal to the left beyond the trees.

Towpath Trail

Early advocates of the Mohawk Towpath Byway envisioned a reconstructed Towpath through the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve into the Town of Halfmoon.  The eastern […]