New York's Haunted History Trail

New York's Haunted History Trail

Full of hauntings and family fun - you make the choice!
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New York State has a haunted past that only those who seek it will find. A day trip to an old fort may bring you more than you bargained for, if that's your thrill, or families can delight in knowing an extra visitor may be joining them for lunch at a local restaurant. 

The Haunted History Trail of New York State is a collection of more than 5 "creepy, spooky and downright haunted locations" across the state - and AAA Western and Central New York's own Lindsay Kensy had the terrifying pleasure of visiting many of these locations herself!

The trail lets you pick your poison - are you looking for a spooky overnight in a haunted inn? Do you want to delve even deeper into the paranormal and go on a ghost hunt? Or are you just looking for some family-friendly activities around Halloween? AAA is pleased to promote New York's haunted history this October. 

Here are Lindsay's favorite picks from across Western and Central New York (with a few not-to-be missed ones outside the immediate region!):

  • Harvest 56 Theatre - Batavia
  • National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum - Cooperstown
  • Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse & Veterans Park Museum - Dunkirk
  • Rolling Hills Asylum - East Bethany 
  • Big Tree Inn - Genesseo
  • The Reunion Inn - Irondequoit
  • The Shanley Hotel - Napanoch
  • The Naples Hotel - Naples
  • Rapids Theatre - Niagara Falls
  • Rome Capitol Theatre - Rome 
  • Saratoga Springs History Museum/Historic Canfield Casino - Saratoga Springs
  • Erie Canal Museum - Syracuse 

You can read up on all 65 locations on the Haunted History Trail's website where you can find organized group events near you this fall if you're too spooked to explore by yourself. Be sure to check out the feature in the newest edition of AAA's Member Connection, which is distributed to AAA WCNY members. Lindsay is happy to share her experiences and ghostly tips with the media if you date to s