Recreation

July 1, 2020

Try the Foot Bridge!

A new foot bridge connects Clutes Dry Dock with the 1825 Erie Canal towpath. It was constructed by Leo Coons, an Eagle Scout Candidate, and his […]
June 3, 2020
Entrance to Clutes Dry Dock

Construction Underway

Some exciting projects are in the works to improve the recreation facilities in the middle of the Mohawk Towpath Byway’s corridor. The Town of Clifton Park […]
April 21, 2020
Blue Heron

Birding Trail Wins National Recognition

A popular birding trail in the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve has recently received recognition by the National Scenic Byway Foundation.  The trail was developed […]
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."
December 26, 2019
Historic Lock 19 in the Vischer Ferry Preserve winter- photo by Karl Barth

Get Out!

As friends and family visit this holiday season make a point to get them outside or take a short road trip to enjoy the Mohawk Towpath […]
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, […]
October 11, 2018

New Post

Actually there are four new posts just off the Mohawk Towpath Byway within the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve.  They mark spots on the new […]
September 28, 2018

Out to Bid!

The Town of Clifton Park is accepting bids on a project to improve access to the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve.  This will include a […]
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 […]
May 8, 2018
Riverside Park Bike Hub

Biking in Schenectady

I had the pleasure of accompanying City Engineer Chris Wallin and two of his staff on a loop of bike paths and neighborhood streets in downtown […]
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 […]
February 7, 2018
High school hockey alumni on Erie Canal ice.

Snow Moving In!

Snow is expected tomorrow on the Mohawk Towpath Byway so grab your cross country skis or snowshoes and explore some of our recreational assets. Try the […]