Scenic Conservation

As one of America’s Byways® the Mohawk Towpath Byway represents an important and unique piece of our country’s history. As the road follows the route of the historic Erie Canal between Schenectady and Waterford or Cohoes, it offers a wide variety of natural, cultural, scenic, and recreational opportunities. From touring the Stockade, traveling the rural section of Niskayuna, experiencing the agricultural areas in Clifton Park, connecting to the river in Halfmoon, observing the working landscapes of Colonie, trudging the river bed below the Cohoes Falls, or paddling the waters of Waterford there are numerous resources and destinations that help visitors experience and interpret the Byway and its stories.

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