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Delaware Avenue - A Path Through History


The Delaware Avenue Heritage Corridor in Cohoes is truly a Path Through History. This route along the Hudson River connects Green Island with Waterford, proceeds through Cohoes and north to Peebles Island State Park, and has many layers of history. Once a Native American riverfront trading post, then a Revolutionary War route, then home to the Rensselaer and Saratoga Railroad that encouraged the Industrial Revolution along the Riverfront and now a developing residential area. Journey back with reenactors to the American Revolution, from the Van Schaick Mansion to the Breastworks of Peebles Island and learn about the role that they played in the planning of the Battle of Saratoga. Hear from Native American storytellers about the earliest inhabitants of the area. Step through time to visit Matton Shipyard and learn about history of Delaware Avenue and the busy business corridor it once was.