Panoramic View

A Scenic and Historic Vista

Oakwood’s 100-mile panorama has been called the most beautiful view of the Hudson River Valley, and also the most concentrated and complete overview of American history. 

The panorama affords a sweeping view of Albany and the Empire State Plaza, the Helderberg Escarpment, South Troy, downtown Troy, Lansingburgh, Watervliet, Green Island, Cohoes, the Cohoes Falls, Waterford, the Hudson River, the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers, and the eastern terminus of the Erie Canal. It also shows evidence of paleolithic rocks, Native Americans, the Dutch, the British, the French and Indian Wars, the American Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, and the “Way West” movement resulting in the creation of the Erie Canal and Champlain Canal. 

To learn about the history of the places that are visible in Oakwood’s 100-mile view, visit our “cliff notes”, the 84-inch annotated panoramic photograph, located in the Cemetery’s northwestern section.

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