The Ghost Town in Our Own Backyard

Forget all of those scary houses that charge admission  -- the Adirondack’s boasts its own real life ghost town in Tahawus. Please note: we are not endorsing visiting this old mining town at night-time – but if you are into history and exploring IN DAYLIGHT, then this may be for you.

Tahawus was the site of major mining and iron smelting operations in the 19th century. In this spot many of mining facilities have been demolished and removed with the exception of some minor garages, blast furnaces and outbuildings, which Mother Nature has not been kind to. For Presidential history buffs it was in Tahawus in 1901 that Vice President Theodore Roosevelt learned President William McKinley was dying and rode via horse back to North Creek.

Directions: From the Northway take exit 29, go west on Blue Ridge Rd for 18 miles, then turn right (north) onto Tahawus Rd (City Hwy 28) and continue until it ends at the ghost town.