Get Your Spook on...
In The Finger Lakes!
Who says you can only celebrate the paranormal and the spooky on Halloween? Ontario County has hauntings in many sites around town. From haunted castles and hotels to a historic opera house and cemetary tours, there's enough spookiness to challenge your senses. One caution - check around the corner before each turn!
Three hotels, two restaurants, a spa and a winery are on the property - but can you spot the lady in white on the lawn at night? Visitors can stop by for a drink or stay overnight - if you dare! Ask the front desk about Belhurst's history when you stop by.
The Naples Hotel, built in 1895, has been home to countless travelers over the years, some of whom have never left. Today, the hotel's 32 rooms are haunted by at least six friendly spirits, including a woman and her children, as well as a gentleman named Topper. Call ahead to reserve your ghost tour of the hotel, or come by for dinner or a drink.
The Chills Continue...
This museum was originally a home in 1879 and is said to be inhabited by spirits. People have reported items being moved in the basement, an old-fashioned music box playing on its own and shadows on the walls.
This historic opera house is said to be the site of a woman who roams the halls. Others have spotted her sitting in one of the theater's seats, mourning the loss of the opera house to movie houses in the 1920s.
Come see the original Tiffany glass mosaic at the site of the former Clifton Sanatorium, home of the Clifton Springs Water Cure promoted by Dr. Henry Foster. Foster's former cottage is next door and is open to the public. The apartments are inhabited by year-long residents, but visitors can go to the main entrance and ask for a tour of the chapel.
If you're looking to check out the haunted history outside the Finger Lakes, visit the Haunted History Trail of New York State to find other haunted locations, events and more!