Crescent Park

Description

When the Erie Canal opened in 1825, Crescent became a commercial center. The longest aqueduct (a bridge for boats) carried the canal to the north side of the Mohawk River where it continued west. Crescent became a thriving hamlet with a dry dock, foundry, hotel, taverns, stores, a blacksmith shop, sawmill, brickyards, post office and stagecoach shop. When the aqueduct was enlarged in 1842, the piers of the old aqueduct were used to support a toll bridge. Canal Road now follows the historic route of the canal. A stone dust pathway extends to Beach Road.

Address

c/o Town of Halfmoon
2 Halfmoon Town Plaza
Niskayuna, NY 12065

Lat/Long

42.82260200, -73.73517000
Visit Website
518-371-7410

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