Mohawk Towpath Byway

  • Start: Schenectady, NY
  • End: Schenectady, NY
  • Last Modified: 2012-01-30 18:01:17
  • Total Mileage: 26 Miles
  • Number of stops: 27


Visit New York's historic canal system and see the locks and bridges that made canal transport possible for almost two centuries. The Mohawk Towpath Byway links scenic, recreational, and historic resources. Architecture from the 18th and 19th centuries endures, as do the landscape and the perseverance of the canal builders. As you explore, other stories emerge including the area’s natural history, Native American influences on the only water-level route through the Appalachian Mountains, the American Revolution, the role our communities played in the westward expansion of the country and in the Industrial Revolution, the seat of innovation and invention, and family history.

Stop #1:

General Electric
Schenectady, NY

Stop #2:

Proctor's Theatre
Schenectady, NY

Stop #3:

Schenectady Stockade Historic District
Schenectady, NY

Stop #4:

Union College
Schenectady, NY

Stop #5:

Rural Landscapes, Niskayuna
Niskayuna, NY

Stop #6:

Aqueduct Park
Niskayuna, NY

Stop #7:

Mohawk Hudson Bikeway
Schenectady, NY

Stop #8:

Schenectady Yacht Club
Schenectady, NY

Stop #9:

Historic Grooms Tavern
Schenectady, NY

Stop #10:

Riverview Orchards
Niskayuna, NY

Stop #11:

Mohawk Landing
Niskayuna, NY

Stop #12:

Vischer Ferry Historic District
Niskayuna, NY

Stop #13:

Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve
Schenectady, NY

Stop #14:

Clute’s Dry Dock
Niskayuna, NY

Stop #15:

Dunsbach Ferry Site
Niskayuna, NY

Stop #16:

Crescent Park
Niskayuna, NY

Stop #17:

Old Military Crossing
Colonie, NY

Stop #18:

Cohoes Music Hall
Cohoes, NY

Stop #19:

Historic Erie Canal Lock 18
Cohoes, NY

Stop #20:

Cohoes Falls
Cohoes, NY

Stop #21:

Harmony Mills
Cohoes, NY

Stop #23:

Peebles Island State Park
Waterford, NY

Stop #24:

Waterford Harbor
Waterford, NY

Stop #25:

Waterford Village
Waterford, NY

Stop #26:

Waterford Flight of Locks
Waterford, NY

Stop #27:

Church Hill Historic District
Schenectady, NY

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