Erie Canal

October 21, 2022

Celebrate the Erie Canal Now!

Celebrate the Erie Canal BiCentennial Now!
September 2, 2022

The Remarkable, Irresistible Erie

The Friends of the Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway proudly partner with Old Songs, Inc to bring this unique program to the Clifton Park Halfmoon Library on […]
September 7, 2020

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 21, 2016


The Erie Canal opened in 1825 with great fanfare and celebrations.  It was a 325 mile artificial river connecting the Hudson River with Lake Erie.  This […]
August 31, 2012

Lock 19 Project

It seemed like a simple straightforward project: clean up the vegetation around Historic Erie Canal Lock 19 to make it more of a local destination.  A […]
August 20, 2012

Byway Receives Recreational Grant

The Mohawk Towpath Byway obtained a $416,880 grant to improve recreational access along the Byway.  This grant is a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Byway Grant that […]
April 28, 2012


This year’s long range weather report is in.  Folklore among the Canallers is, “Oak before the ash; a year of slop and splash. “Ash before the […]
May 8, 2008

What is the Mohawk Towpath Byway?

The Byway is the road, a road that tells a story. The Mohawk Towpath Byway is a series of local, county, and state highways between Waterford […]