Mohawk Towpath Byway

National Scenic BywayNew York

Driving the Byway

The byway begins at the intersection of State Hwy. 32 and 9th St. in Waterford, New York.
From there:

  • Drive south on State Hwy. 32/Saratoga Ave to New Cortland Street, about 1.7 miles.
  • Drive northwest on New Cortland Street. It becomes North Mohawk Street.
  • Drive northwest on North Mohawk Street. It becomes Cohoes-Crescent Road.
  • Turn right onto Route 9 and continue for 0.6 miles.
  • Turn left onto Crescent/Vischer Ferry Road and continue for 0.1 miles.
  • Turn left onto Canal Road and continue for 2.3 miles.
  • Turn right onto Clamsteam road and continue for 0.3 miles.
  • Turn left onto Riverview Road and continue for four miles.
  • Bear left to continue along Riverview road and yield to traffic entering from Vischer Ferry road. Continue for 3.7 miles.
  • Continue straight through the stop sign. Riverview Road becomes Saratoga County Route 91. Continue for 1.7 miles.
  • Turn left onto State Route 146 and continue for 0.3 miles.
  • Turn right onto Aqueduct Road and continue for 2.1 miles. The road will become Van Vranken Ave.
  • Bear right at the intersection with Maxon Road and continue for 1.2 miles.
  • Turn left onto Erie Boulevard and continue for 1.3 miles to the western terminus of the byway at the intersection of State Street which is State Route 5 and the Revolutionary Byway.

An alternate route from Route 9 in Crescent, Halfmoon (fourth bullet above) returns to Waterford at the intersection of Eighth Street and Route 32.

  • Turn right onto Church Hill Road and continue for one mile.
  • Continue straight through the stop sign. The road becomes Saratoga County Route 94. Continue for 0.4 miles.
  • Turn right onto Saratoga County Road 96 and continue for 0.2 miles.
  • Turn right onto County 97 (Fonda Road) and continue for three miles.
  • County 97 (Fonda Road) becomes Washington Ave in the village of Waterford.
  • Turn left onto Park Ave.
  • Turn right onto Sixth Street and continue for 0.2 miles to the eastern terminus at the intersection of State Route 32.