The Canal Fest at the Mabee Farm Historic Site has to be one of the most unique spaces in which to share the stories of the Mohawk Towpath Byway. The barn provides a period setting, a large audience of all ages and interests, and a relaxed atmosphere. Here Mary MacDonald (behind a visitor) shares stories, experiences, and sense of place with a small, but interested group. I estimate that several hundred people stopped at our booth in the four hours we were there. The only attraction that garnered more interest was the free Stewart’s Ice Cream offered in the kitchen! Next year won’t you join us?