Yes! I saw one of these when I was a kid, in an old Beech tree. I ran home and got my colored pencils and drew pictures of it for hours.
It's a Marbled Orbweaver, Araneus marmoreus. Some individuals are darker or lighter, and I can't swear there's not a subspecies or related species it belongs to, but take a look at these:
Crab spiders aren't in the same family as the spider in question, and they're a lot smaller. Some A. marmoreus are lemon-yellow with black markings, some are more orange... this picture looks more like your spider than some A. marmoreus