Creepy, Abandoned Scout Camp in Upstate! Would You Hike It?
Creepy, Abandoned Upstate Girl Scout Camp... Would You Hike to It?
It's only a few hours outside of Albany, and as long as you don't mind the feeling of being in a real-life version of Friday the 13th.
Upstate New Yorkers love to take hikes, explore and be one with nature. But what if one of your hikes resulted in stumbling upon this old Girl Scout camp that has been abandoned since the mid-90s?
Tell me this place doesn't give off major, creepy, horror movie vibes...
WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.
Nobody's selling Girl Scout cookies out of Beechwood State Park in Sodus, New York - not unless they've got Samoas in one hand and a machete in the other! Despite the fact this Girl Scout camp a few hours west of Albany has been vacated for decades, it's a popular hiking destination for those who know where it is.
Beechwood State Park was founded as Camp Beechwood by the Girl Scouts of America in 1929. This "150-acre piece of land in the northern Finger Lakes offered a beautiful forested setting and, at the time, a great beach on Lake Ontario."
According to sources, it's been abandoned since the mid-1990s, and "neither the town nor the state wanted the land, but the town ended up with it and turned it into a “state park."