News

April 16, 2015

Dry Docks

During the months that the Erie Canal was frozen in (December through March) life in our communities was busy.  Carpenters and craftsman would be feverishly repairing […]
April 12, 2015

Apple Blossom Festival

The Mohawk Towpath Byway in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Shenendehowa and Riverview Orchards will host a day of family fun at 660 Riverveiw Road, […]
February 15, 2015

Byway Origins

New York State Transportation Law Article 349-bb defines a “scenic byway” as a transportation route and adjacent area of particular scenic, historic, recreational, cultural or archeological […]
February 10, 2015

Byway Humor

Life on the waterfront is tough.  One is exposed to all kinds of weather and life in the transportation industry is no more attractive today than […]
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 […]
January 23, 2015

Round Table

Tourism Roundtable Summit hosted by the Cohoes...
January 19, 2015

Hydroelectric Power Plant

  Under Chapter 532, Laws of 1922, the Superintendent of Public Works was authorized to develop the potential water power at the new Barge Canal dams […]
November 25, 2014

Byway Economic Benefits

A report by one of our sister byways has found that Travelers visiting the International Selkirk Loop spend nearly $5 million in their region.  This is […]
November 18, 2014

Winter Preview

Black flies and mosquitoes have, thankfully disappeared, so outside activities can proceed with out those annoyances.  I encourage you to get out and enjoy and observe […]
October 13, 2014

New Venue For Duathlon

The 12th Annual Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon will be from a new venue this year. The event scheduled for Sunday morning, October 19, will start at 8:30 AM with a two mile run from Riverview Orchards then transition to a seventeen mile bike ride at the orchard and finish with a two mile run to the finish. Riverview Orchards is located at 660 Riverview Road, Rexford.
September 17, 2014

Restoration

Have you seen what is going on mid Byway recently?  This charming building at the corner of Vischer Ferry Road and Riverview Road suffered a great […]
July 20, 2014

Mohawk Gateway Canal Fest

It is unfortunate that we had to postpone the Mohawk Gateway Canal Festival to next year, August 8, 2015.   Looking forward to next year’s event […]