Erie Canal

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 […]