Tourist Destination

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 […]
October 9, 2016
Marathon Start in Schenectady

Connections

The Mohawk Towpath Byway had an information booth today at the Adirondack Sports and Fitness Health Fair for the Mohawk Hudson Marathon. There were two types […]
July 29, 2016
New Perspectives

New Perspectives

It is refreshing to see the story of the Mohawk Towpath Byway with a new perspective.  It’s like a visit or tour of the Byway on […]
July 21, 2016
The aqueduct of the enlarged Erie Canal (1842 - 1917) with Rexford in the background.

Aqueduct

The Erie Canal opened in 1825 with great fanfare and celebrations.  It was a 325 mile artificial river connecting the Hudson River with Lake Erie.  This […]
June 14, 2016
Cohoes Lock 18

Early Cohoes

Before the 1800s Cohoes was a farming community along the fertile lowlands where the fingers of the Mohawk River joined the Hudson.  The Erie Canal was built […]
May 17, 2016
Tourist Oriented Directional Signs

Tourism Oriented Directional Signs

Brand new on the Byway are experimental signs known to traffic engineers as tourism oriented directional (TOD) signs. This set of signs located near the intersection […]
April 30, 2016
Southern most Byway

Southern Most Point

While on vacation early this month my wife and I had a couple of other tourist take a photo of the southern end of the southern […]
March 7, 2016

Towpath Trail

Construction on the Towpath Connecting Trail has started!  Town of Halfmoon crews are clearing the path from Canal Road under I-87 Northway Bridges and working west […]
December 19, 2015
Historic American Locomotive Co

Scenic Conservation

As part of the stewardship of the corridor of our Mohawk Towpath Byway we need to continually update the Scenic Conservation Action Plan that we adopted several […]
May 8, 2008

What is the Mohawk Towpath Byway?

The Byway is the road, a road that tells a story. The Mohawk Towpath Byway is a series of local, county, and state highways between Waterford […]