This Creepy Ghost Town In New York Is The Stuff Nightmares Are Made Of

Right about now, you may be asking yourself why a picture of a beautiful place lightly dusted with fresh-powdered snow is labeled a ghost town. Did you even know there was a ghost town in New York? Here to break the movie-made just-abandoned ghost town stereotype is the twice-abandoned town of Tahawus in New York!


To take a closer look into this New York ghost town, check out the entertaining and informative footage from Tahawus below!

So what do you think? Did you know this abandoned treasure was hiding up in the Adirondacks? Tell us about your visit to Tahawus in the comments and on our Facebook page, New York Only!

Address: Newcomb, NY 12852, USA
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Creepy Places In New York

May 26, 2021

What are some more creepy places in New York?

New York has several ghost towns: Tahawus is not the only one. We’ve got a list for you that includes four others, including North Brother Island. North Brother Island is most famous for being the home of the River Island Hospital where famed cook Typhoid Mary lived. Another abandoned area is Doodletown. You can hike to the remains of this town, which reached its heyday in the 1920s. Hart Island is a particularly terrifying place. Believe it or not, it is one of the largest mass graves in the entire world!

What are some haunted places in New York?

Well of course, we can’t neglect to mention one of the most famous haunted places in the world! The little town of Sleepy Hollow is a real-life Halloweentown famous for the legend of the headless horseman, Ichabod Crane. We actually have a house in the Hudson Valley that was so frightening it was legally declared haunted in a famed court case known as the Ghostbusters ruling! The Shanley Hotel in Naponach is so haunted that you have to sign a waiver before staying there. The current owner had no idea the hotel was haunted when he purchased it, so you can imagine that was quite a surprise!

What are some famous graves in New York?

If you’re looking for spooky cemeteries, we have plenty. There are also so many famous people buried here! Lucille Ball, Rick James, Mark Twain, Babe Ruth, Susan B. Anthony…it’s a veritable treasure trove of American celebrities from the last few centuries.




Address: Newcomb, NY 12852, USA