12 Abandoned Places In New York That Nature Is Reclaiming

Whether it’s the taste of nostalgia or the unusual sight of seeing structures swallowed up by Mother Nature, there’s something intriguing about visiting abandoned ruins. All around New York urban explorers can visit a variety of neglected locations that have been left to do nothing but crumble away with time. The Empire State is usually quick to demolish decrepit structures, but somehow these 12 places still remain and have been reclaimed by nature.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Have you ever visited any of these abandoned places? For more things creepy, see if you’re brave enough to read about This House That’s So Terrifying It Was Legally Declared Haunted By New York State!