Carney's Tavern

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Owners and staff have reported feeling someone tap them on the shoulder when the building is totally empty but for the person tapped. This historic site is next to the rail road tracks that carry passengers to and from New York City to the Adirondacks. Teddy Roosevelt was said to have stopped at Carney’s – then the Ballston Lake Hotel – to refresh himself as he hurried to Buffalo following the assassination of President McKinley.

(Submitted by Joanne D)

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Geographic Information

17 Main St.
Ballston Lake, NY
United States

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42.90954869999999, -73.87519229999998
Saratoga County, New York
Nearest Towns:
East Glenville, NY (2.9 mi.)
Country Knolls, NY (3.6 mi.)
Round Lake, NY (4.8 mi.)
Ballston Spa, NY (6.4 mi.)
Scotia, NY (7.3 mi.)
Schenectady, NY (7.3 mi.)
North Ballston Spa, NY (7.7 mi.)
Milton, NY (8.7 mi.)
Niskayuna, NY (9.1 mi.)
Mechanicville, NY (9.5 mi.)


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