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Lakes Haunted by Ghosts in New York

Since the beginning of time, man has been haunted by the thoughts of what lies beneath the depths of deep lakes, and eerily dark waters. Here in New York, it's no different - during the day, the shore might be a fun place to enjoy the day, but once the sun sets, what was once a beautiful lakefront view takes on a more sinister look - it's impossible to know just what creatures or monsters are hovering right below the surface. There are plenty of local legends to go along with New York's Haunted Lakes as well - many believe that trapped spirits of those who met a tragic end lurk about New York's most famous lakes at night - are you brave enough to find out for yourself?
 
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  • Snyder's Lake North Greenbush, NY
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    Snyder’s Lake is a scenic park in the Town of North Greenbush, popular with water and nature loving locals. It is also alleged to be haunted by a pair of restless spirits. A night watchman said to have been murdered nearby still roams the park and supposedly steals children away from the campgrounds. A long dead caretaker is also said to appear from time to time, specifically to check... Read More

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  •   The Big Moose Inn Eagle Bay, NY
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    The Big Moose Inn in Eagle Bay provides guests with comfortable lakeside lodging, as well as a full service restaurant and tavern in which to dine. According to local legend, however, not all guests are still among the living. The building is haunted by a woman named Grace who, while pregnant, was murdered inside the inn. Grace’s lover struck her over the head and then tried to hide her... Read More

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  •   Cohoes Falls Cohoes & Waterford, NY
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    Cohoes Falls is a waterfall that runs off the Mohawk River between the city of Cohoes and the town of Waterford. It was originally named Ga-ha-oose, meaning “The Place of Falling Canoe.” Legend has it that a Native American girl was canoeing on the river one summer night when the current overtook her, forcing her to fall off the falls to her death. Her ghost has since been spotted on... Read More

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  •   Laurel Lake Laurel, NY
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    This clear body of water is believed to be haunted by an old man. It is believed that he once lived at the nearby campground by the lake. Visitors claim witness to the old man appearing very upset for trespassing his grounds and being chased by him. There's also some who have reportedly heard footsteps and growling when no one was in sight. Read More

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  •   Lake Ronkonkoma Lake Ronkonkoma, NY
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    Lake Ronkonkoma is Long Island’s biggest and deepest freshwater lake - it also has an eerily long list of recorded deaths by drowning and a plethora of legends surrounding it. A number of drownings have occurred at this lake. Some may say they were accidental, while others are believed to be linked to it being haunted. Ghost stories surrounding this lake include reports of... Read More

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  •   Cazenovia Lake Cazenovia, NY
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    Several ghosts are said to haunt the four mile-long lake located northwest of Cazenovia. Among them is a small child who calls out to boaters for help; he is supposed to be the ghost of a boy who died in a steamboat accident in the 19th century. Another ghost is that of a woman walking around the shore with a sullen expression, alleged to be the spirit of a distraught girl whose lover... Read More

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  •   Casey's Cottage Mexico, NY
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    Found between the trees in Mexico Point State Park, Casey’s Cottage was at the start of the 20th century the Mexico Point Club House. It was later renovated into a medieval-style manor house by Dr. William Casey, who passed away in 1978. The cottage stood abandoned for many years before it was eventually renovated and opened to the public; during that time, many people broke into the... Read More

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  • Brightside on Raquette Raquette Lake, NY
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    Brightside on Raquette is a uniquely secluded inn, located in the middle of Raquette Lake and accessible only by boat. It is said to be haunted by the spirit of a woman whose husband disappeared from the inn one night during a blizzard; she has stayed behind ever since, waiting patiently in her room above the kitchen for the day that he returns. The woman will only leave her room when... Read More

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