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Telling The Story

Stockade Interpretive kiosk
Unveiling and ribbon cutting at the Lock 7 Dam Overlook with Clifton Park Supervisor Phil Barrett, Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, Eric Hamilton, Chamber CEO Peter Gardenias, Larry Sydek, and John Scherer. - photo provided by Phil Barrett.

We have twelve interpretive kiosks along the Mohawk Towpath Byway. In most cases they were installed by our respective municipalities, and, the most recent one, installed by the Friends of the Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway. The first was in Waterford Harbor along the trail from the Visitor Center to Lock 2. At the western end of the Byway we have a kiosk located in Rotary’s Mohawk Landing Park near the Western Gateway bridge in Schenectady. It summarizes the early history of the stockade, Schenectady’s role in the Industrial Revolution, and how it grew to be the “city that lights and moves the world.”

In between these we have other kiosks at:

  • Historic Lock 18 overlooking the Cohoes Falls;
  • The historic military crossing at the NY State Power Authority in the Town of Colonie;
  • Crescent Park in the Town of Halfmoon;
  • Dunsbach Ferry site at Canal and Clamsteam roads in Halfmoon;
  • Clutes Dry Dock in the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve;
  • At the Main Entrance to the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve at Riverview and Van Vranken Roads, Clifton Park;
  • At the foot of Ferry Drive in Vischer Ferry;
  • At the over look at Lock 7 Dam at the foot of Sugar Hill Road (dedicated in the photo above);
  • Within the Mohawk Landing Park in Rexford; and
  • Aqueduct Park in Niskayuna.

These interpretive signs were funded, in part, by the Federal Highway Administration through the New York State Department of Transportation Scenic Byway Program

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