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Learn about the Mohawk Towpath Byway

Clifton Park Town Historian John Scherer will discuss the history behind what is called the Mohawk Towpath Byway at 7 p.m. March 1 at the historic Grooms Tavern in Clifton Park.

The talk is titled: “Must See Sights and Sites on the Mohawk Towpath Byway.”

The Mohawk Towpath Byway is a federally recognized scenic roadway along the Mohawk River and Erie Canal stretching for 26 miles between Waterford and Schenectady.

Much of the Byway runs through southern Clifton Park along Riverview Road. Besides such scenic sights as the Cohoes Falls and the Mohawk Valley, sites along the byway reflect the nation’s Revolutionary War, colonial, transportation, industrial, and entertainment history, according to town officials.

Grooms Tavern is located at the corner of Grooms and Sugarhill roads in Clifton Park. Parking is off of Grooms Road to the rear. For more information, call the Clifton Park Office of Parks, Recreation and Community Affairs at 371-6667. For a full schedule of events please visit

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