The bright days grow shorter, and dark evenings tend to linger through the fall in the Lake George Area. As the nights grow longer, tales of shadows and spirits of yesteryear are whispered about at several ghostly hot spots throughout the region.
Make a visit to these purportedly haunted locations this October and decide for yourself whether these ghastly spirits are imagined or real.
Fort William Henry Ghost Tours
Fort William Henry, an essential British garrison during the French & Indian War, was a place of illness, warfare, and death. It is said that many soldiers and civilians who suffered through battles and atrocities at the fortress still roam the dim halls, cramped cells, and haunting the empty palisades.
The Fort William Henry Ghost Tour joins those eager to witness a ghostly Colonial soldier with an expert tour guide who knows where to find the spirits inhabiting the historic stronghold. Tours are held weekly through the end of October. Reservations are required.
The centuries-old building that houses Barkeater Chocolates has a gruesome history that isn’t so sweet. Between the tragic accidental death of a child, the mysterious disappearance of a woman, and at least two confirmed deaths in the building, these grounds are sure to be haunted. Today, employees and visitors alike experience unexplained noises, loud banging, and footsteps where they don’t belong.
Join a family-friendly ghost tour of the building and grounds before creating a sweet chocolate treat of your own. You may even meet Miranda, Barkeater Chocolates’ resident spirit. Guided tours are available by reservation.
Lake George Mystery Spot
An age old mystery comes to life in the middle of Lake George Village. The Lake George Mystery Spot lingers on a circular platform at the confluence of two metal rails. Adventure-seekers who stand at this spot and speak out loud are astonished to discover their amplified voice echoed back to them. Explanations of this acoustic abnormality range from sounds bouncing off the distant mountains to the spot being important to an ancient Native American god.
Whether you believe the outrageous stories or believe the Lake George Mystery Spot to be just an explainable trick, the sounds of your echoing voice will leave you in shock.
The Sagamore Resort Ghost Tours
The Sagamore Resort has a long, tragic past, so it’s no surprise the lavish resort is home to much more than first-rate amenities and stunning views. A number of spirits prowl the long hallways, bustling kitchens, and beautiful golf course, attempting to relive their cherished Lake George vacation in death.
Today’s visitors to the Sagamore report apparitions throughout the grounds, including Lillian, a women in her early twenties who, “is waiting for her friends so that they can go off boating,” and Walter, a man with a “well-tanned walrus mustache,” who has been spotted near the concierge. Contact the Sagamore Resort for more information.