The Haunted History Trail of New York State is home to the largest collection of haunted and Halloween events statewide. Nearly 500 events – the most since 2019 – are offered now through Halloween Day and range from guided ghost walks and themed Halloween parks to historical haunted tours and paranormal investigations. A complete listing of events can be found on the Haunted History Trail’s online Ghostly Events Calendar.
Home to all things paranormal, the Haunted History Trail features more than 80 authentically haunted locations across the state – some of which have been featured on television programs dedicated to exploring sites known for their paranormal activity. Experiences include historical tours, opportunities to “dine with the spirits,” psychic and medium readings, ghost hunts, overnight stays and more. But in the months leading up to Halloween, the Trail broadens its offerings to include Halloween-themed events – on and off the trail – allowing New York State residents and visitors to embark on their own seasonal adventure at a location nearest them.
“We have a strong, dedicated following that engages with us all year – and when Halloween season arrives and we roll out our suite of events, we see an even greater interest in attendance,” says Kelly Rapone, administrator of the Haunted History Trail. “After two quieter years, we’re excited to reinvigorate our Halloween schedule. We’re really bursting at the seams this year, and we’re excited for visitors to experience this spectacularly spooky time of year!”
While the Trail prides itself on its unmatched catalog of destinations that promise frights and thrills, it also recognizes that Halloween is beloved by individuals of all ages and strives to include events that are appropriate for everyone – festivals, corn mazes, costumed historical tours, and events at the Syracuse and Utica zoos are among those designed for the whole family to enjoy.
To browse, learn more, or purchase tickets for a haunted event, visit the Haunted History Trail of New York State’s website, at: https://hauntedhistorytrail.com/events.
About the Haunted History Trail of New York State
The Haunted History Trail of New York State is the only state-wide ghost tourism initiative in the United States. It was created in 2013 by the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with tourism promotion agencies across the state.
The Haunted History Trail of New York State features over 80 haunted locations found within almost every region of New York State. Guided ghost tours, paranormal investigations, haunted dining and overnights are available on the trail, with many of the attractions tying back to New York’s local history. For more information, visit: www.hauntedhistorytrail.com.
This project is supported through the Tourism Matching Funds program, administered by Empire State Development and I LOVE NY, New York State’s Division of Tourism.