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Get Spooked at 3 of the Most Haunted Places in New York

Are you looking for a fright on your next vacation? Whether you’re visiting around Halloween or simply love hearing ghost stories, there are several haunted places in New York where you can get spooked. Even better, some of the best haunted places in New York State are right here in the Finger Lakes. From haunted graveyards to hills plagued with paranormal activity, your inner thrill-seeker!  

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, request our Hammondsport Destination Guide. This planning tool contains local insight into the best places to visit and stay during a trip to the Finger Lakes region of New York State!  

Top 3 Haunted Places in New York 

Did you know that New York State is in the top 10 most haunted states in America? That means there are a lot of spooky sights to choose from. Below, we’ve highlighted four of our favorite haunted places near the Finger Lakes. Check out more of our state’s haunted history on the Haunted History Trail of New York State!  

Local tip: It’s even better to visit during fall in the Finger Lakes when the spirit of Halloween is in full swing!  

1. Bishop/Gillette Headstone | Penn Yan, NY 

The Bishop/Gillette Headstone at Lakeview Cemetery in Penn Yann, NY, is an excellent example of unexplainable paranormal activity. The headstone memorializes the entire Gillette family; however, one family member stands out from the rest. There’s an image that resembles a woman, thought to be Matilda Gillette, resting her head on the gravestone that no amount of polishing can get rid of. Visitors can see the “Lady in Granite” for themselves seven days per week from dusk till dawn! 

2. Miles Wine Cellars | Himrod, NY 

The Finger Lakes region of New York State is known for its exceptional wineries. Did you know that one is home to a different type of spirit? Miles Wine Cellars specializes in flights and frights! The Greek-revival-style mansion has a lengthy haunted history, including unexplained footsteps, slamming doors, and more. They even offer a “Ghost” wine. This white blend is a light, semi-dry Chardonnay! 

3. Spook Hill | Middlesex, NY 

The laws of gravity seemingly don’t exist atop Spook Hill in Middlesex, NY. Here, visitors can shift their vehicle to neutral and watch in awe as it creeps up the hill backward! Don’t believe it? See it for yourself with this video

Lift Your Spirits at the Hammondsport Hotel 

Return to the Hammondsport Hotel after exploring these haunted places in New York. After visiting these places, you’ll surely appreciate the friendly staff and cozy accommodations at our hotel in Hammondsport, NY. We offer accessible accommodations, including Standard 2 Queen Rooms2 Queen SuitesStandard King Rooms, and King Suites. Overnight guests can also take advantage of our hotel amenities like daily breakfast, a 24/7 exercise facility, guest laundry, and more!  

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