Mohawk Towpath Byway
State: New York
Length: 26.2 mi / 42.2 km
Time to Allow: Take 40 minutes to drive the byway or a day or two to experience the history, recreational opportunities, and unique communities.
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.
Reminiscent of hay rides, apple pie, and a dazzling change from summer greens to warmer shades of red, orange and yellow, fall on New York’s Mohawk Towpath Byway evokes happy memories of past years and invites you to take advantage of this glorious, colorful season.
On the Mohawk Towpath Byway you'll find more than just a great place to ride your bike-- you'll also discover the charm, history, and culture of southeastern New York. This fall, ride one of the byway’s many bike routes at your own pace or participate in annual biking events for an unforgettable experience on or near this riverside byway.
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