A second in a series of events to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Mohawk Towpath National Scenic Byway was a great success this past weekend. The Mohawk Antique Auto Club conducted a rally on the Byway. Here’s a report by the Club’s newsletter editor Pam Dodds.
“[Mohawk Antique Auto Club] members gathered at Jumpin‘ Jacks in Scotia on Saturday, May 22 for lunch and then a tour of the Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway led by John Scherer. We stopped at various locations along the byway where John gave us the history of the location and how it was important to the Erie Canal System. A lot of the old canal is used as a walking or biking path and some parts can be skated on during the winter as well as going cross country skiing. We ended up at the Cohoes Falls where there is a lovely park and walking area to view the falls.
“The day turned out to be beautiful weather wise and we had a very pleasant drive. Everyone had a good time and we thank John for putting this outing together.”
John Scherer Represents the Town of Clifton Park on the Board of the Mohawk Towpath Byway. His wife Martha and he are the second and third from the left in the front row of this photo of rally participants. Photos are by John Scherer.