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Mohawk Towpath National Scenic Byway


An official Path Through History Site! Explore the historic route of the Erie Canal at 12 interpretive panels along the Byway corridor. Locations and topics include: Gateway Landing Park, Schenectady: The story of the Stockade District and the early colonial western frontier; Aqueduct Park, Niskayuna: Upper Erie Canal Aqueduct and early rail transportation; Mohawk Landing Park, Clifton Park: Agricultural heritage and growing leisure time during the Industrial Revolution; Lock 7 Dam overlook: The power generation and Erie Canal construction through the "young engineer's cut"; The foot of Ferry Drive, Clifton Park: Early Dutch settlement and Vischer's Ferry river crossing; The Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve, Clifton Park: Interpreting the Native American culture and the Mohawk flood plain; Clutes Dry Dock, Clifton Park: History of the Erie Canal village and dry dock; Dunsbach Ferry, Halfmoon: History of the Mohawk River crossing at this location; Crescent Park, Halfmoon: The Erie Canal village that grew up around the lower aqueduct of the Erie Canal; The Old Military Crossing, Colonie: The story of this Mohawk River Crossing during the Revolutionary War; Cohœs Falls, Cohœs: Interpreting water power, textile mills, and other historic features; Waterford Harbor: Interpreting early Dutch influences, the Erie and Champlain Canals, and the village that grew around them. Dial 518-649-9990 for self-guided cell phone tours of these and other features.



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