Visitor Experience

June 10, 2021

Out and Enjoy!

Whether you are planning a visit to the Mohawk Towpath Byway or a pleasant drive to a little known retreat in the mountains, this is going […]
April 27, 2021
Stockade Interpretive kiosk

Telling The Story

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 […]
September 7, 2020
Farmer's Bridge re-construction

Farmer’s Bridge

The re-construction of the Farmer’s Bridge east of Clutes Dry Dock is progressing. A good vantage point without crossing a “trail closed” sign is from the […]
July 1, 2020

Try the Foot Bridge!

A new foot bridge connects Clutes Dry Dock with the 1825 Erie Canal towpath. It was constructed by Leo Coons, an Eagle Scout Candidate, and his […]
April 21, 2020
Blue Heron

Birding Trail Wins National Recognition

A popular birding trail in the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve has recently received recognition by the National Scenic Byway Foundation.  The trail was developed […]
March 25, 2020

The Byway Remains Open!

Mohawk towpath Byway remains open to stimulate your curiosity or provide recreation or just to help with "cabin fever."
December 26, 2019
Historic Lock 19 in the Vischer Ferry Preserve winter- photo by Karl Barth

Get Out!

As friends and family visit this holiday season make a point to get them outside or take a short road trip to enjoy the Mohawk Towpath […]
July 18, 2019
Bike the Byway

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, […]
October 11, 2018

New Post

Actually there are four new posts just off the Mohawk Towpath Byway within the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve.  They mark spots on the new […]
June 10, 2018
Ed Tremblay, Master of Ceremonies

What’s Your Story?

How do you tell a compelling story?  That’s the question of thirty-six people who gathered June 6 at the Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction. […]
March 31, 2018
Qualities

Intrinsic Qualities

What’s a scenic byway? …a road less traveled? “…a road or track not following a main route; a minor road or path.” Spring time is as […]
October 29, 2017
NOAA Open House

Weather Forecast

As the Byway’s self appointed Weather Ready Nation Ambassador, my wife, oldest grandson and I had the privilege of visiting the new NOAA weather center in […]