As it approached the Aqueduct the Erie Canal turned sharply north to cross the Mohawk River on what was then called the “upper aqueduct”. This is now a popular riverside park for viewing rowing activity or launching your own small boat. Please respect the private docks of the Aqueduct Rowing Club. Notice the stonework that once comprised the aqueduct is cataloged and stored in a wooded area between Aqueduct Park and Aqueduct Road. This was done in the 1960s when the structure was removed from the River crossing.
This is an excellent place to explore remnants of the 1842 Erie Canal aqueduct. The south abutment of the aqueduct is accessible from a small parking lot on the east side of Route 146 at the intersection with Williams Street. On the other side of Route 146 and accessible from Aqueduct Road take some time to wander along Aqueduct Park along the Mohawk River. You will be following the historic route of the Erie Canal.