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#ParaDayParT Post: NY’s Haunted History Trail

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Haunted History Trail of NY
A couple months back, Kelly Rapone, Genese County’s Tourism Marketing Director, reached out about some updates on the Haunted History Trail site. A couple years ago I wrote about the Haunted History Trail of New York State‘s site after she’d reached out about it too.

Well since then they’ve expanded. They’ve grown to include 60 haunted places on their trail!

I’ve been meaning to write about it again. What better day than today, Paranormal Day, for the Paranormal Day Party?

The Site

Their Explore by Region section still includes the following areas:

  • 1000 Islands-Seaway
  • Adirondack
  • Capital/Saratoga
  • Catskills
  • Central New York
  • Chautauqua/Allegheny
  • Finger Lakes
  • Greater Niagara
  • Hudson Valley

So you can find haunts that way. Or you can use their new (at least new since the first time I wrote about their site) Explore by Experience section, which includes:

  • Creepy Locations
  • Ghost Hunts
  • Guided Tours
  • Haunted Dining
  • Haunted Inns
  • UFO
  • Family Friendly Events

How sweet is that? Not to mention handy.

Also, still displayed front and center on their Homepage is the paragraph I liked and mentioned even the first time I wrote about their site:

The trail offers serious ghost hunting locations that cater to investigative teams, as well as seasonal ghostly-themed events for the paranormal-curious. Muster up your courage if you want to participate – alone or with friends.

Love that!

The Brochure

Haunted History Trail shirt and brochures

The brochure is slick. (Pictured above. Kelly was super generous and sent me not only several brochures, but also a snazzy “I love NY Haunted Trails” T-shirt.)

It’s basically a colorful  book of everything you can find on their site, such as:

  • Trail Map
  • Explore by Regions
  • Explore by Experience
  • Ghostly Events Calendar

But check out the inside. Each region is highlighted on an outline of New York. It also indicates the following:

  • Opportunities for Visitors – If there are ghost tours, organized investigations or if they’re open to investigations, whether you can stay overnight, and if they ever host special events.
  • TV Shows Aired On – See what shows you might have seen a certain place on!

Haunted History Trail of NY brochures 3

Haunted History Trail of NY brochures 1

Haunted History Trail of NY brochures 2

Haunted History Trail of NY brochures 4

The brochure also lists all their Trail Partners on the back. (The same info can be found online on their About the Trail page.)

I’m not sure how you can get yours hands on your very own T-shirt, but I do know if you want a brochure they have a Request a Brochure form. (I’ve also got a couple to spare so if you want one shoot me an email

Trail Map

I’m a very visual person so I appreciate maps. Interactive ones are even better.

You’ll find their site also includes a handy Trail Map that pinpoints the Haunted History Trail haunts.

And of course I had to include it on among the links on the Haunted Places Locator Maps page.

Party On

Be sure to visit the #ParaParTDay post and visit the other sites particiapting. You can find them under the Guest List section and also in the comments.

(What kind of an HJ event would it be without a few hiccups? Boring! Of course certain things didn’t work as planned so I had to wing it, which is why some have had to use the Comments section to include their offerings.)

Courtney Mroch
Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it's a safe bet you'll find her in one of three places: on a tennis court somewhere, on a yoga mat somewhere, or watching a horror movie somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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2 thoughts on “#ParaDayParT Post: NY’s Haunted History Trail

  1. If I’m correct, I think the first state to do anything like this was Alabama, though the tourism bureau never really followed through on maintaining the trail. They published a website ( and created some very nice videos on YouTube, but that’s the last I’ve heard of it. It seems NY has done a better job by creating a brochure and t-shirt. I think this is a marvelous way to promote tourism, history, and legends in a state! Perhaps more states will follow.

  2. I’m not sure if Alabama was the first, Lewis, but I do remember back when they came out with one. I want to say the Selma area had one just for itself too? Wish AL had kept theirs up. They might bring it back. WV is making one. I think a couple other areas have them too, but I’m fact checking before I respond 100% on that.

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