July 18, 2019

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, […]
July 29, 2017

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 […]
April 30, 2016

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 […]
July 10, 2015

How Many Tourists are Too Many

As a young couple I remember staying at a seaside guest house where my wife and I shared a bathroom with another boarder whom we never […]
March 15, 2015

“Archealogical” Find

This image is of a refrigerator door some 76 miles east of us on the Molly Stark Byway in Brattleboro, Vermont. If you look closely you […]
January 30, 2015

The Cohoes Crescent Road

– Kevin Franklin, Town of Colonie Historian Originally, Cohoes Crescent Road may have been a foot path beside the south bank of the Mohawk River between […]
August 12, 2013

The Cohoes Waterford Bridge

NYSDOT is designing a bridge to replace the Route 32 bridge over the Mohawk River. Public meetings are scheduled to present alternatives. One meeting is Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at 6:30 PM at the Waterford-Halfmoon High School. The second is Thursday August 15 at 6:30 PM at the Cohoes Community Center.
March 11, 2012

Our Booth

Many thanks to all those who stopped by the Mohawk Towpath Byway’s booth at the Adirondack Sports & Fitness Summer Expo at the Saratoga City Center […]
January 16, 2012


A better place to live will be a better place to visit: the Mohawk Towpath Byway. Volunteer today and remember Martin Luther King.
January 3, 2012

Family Appeal

I had the opportunity to accompany Avi Kaptzan of Kay New Century Tours on a familiarization tour of the Mohawk Towpath Byway.  The “fam” tour was […]
August 31, 2010

Bike the Byway a Big Success

We could not have been blessed with better weather with temperatures in the low 60s at the start.  The bright August sun warmed it up to […]
September 22, 2009

We Walked…

For the most in depth experience on the Mohawk Towpath Byway, you have to slow down and take "it" one step at a time. I have long advocated that the best way to see the Byway is on a bicycle. Well, that's close. But to really see the detail I now suggest you get off your bike and discover some of the real beauty, charming nooks, bits of history, and capricious nature. There's over 26 miles to the Byway that pass through more than a dozen communities, several geologies, and innumerable stories.