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 upstate New York. 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.
Begin your biking experience with a ride directly on the byway. Take an afternoon to bike all or part of the 27.7 miles between Waterford and Schenectady, NY and see attractions ranging from the Harmony Mills Historic District to the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve along your way.
Another popular bike route is the Mohawk-Hudson Trail. This 35-mile walking and biking trail along the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers between Rotterdam and Cohoes runs primarily along an abandoned rail right-of-way on the south side of the Mohawk River. While pedaling this paved trail, see tranquil river views with evidence of culture and technology—dams, locks, bridges, churches, mansions, theaters, and historic sites, as well as the natural world—waterfowl, wildlife, wetlands, overhanging trees, and lush summertime vegetation. If you’re feeling ambitious, bike both t