Snyder's Lake

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There are a number of run-of-the-mill “campfire stories” about Snyder’s Lake. Like the one about the night watchman who was murdered nearby, and whose ghost now steals children from the lake campgrounds. Others claim the ghost of a long-dead caretaker can be seen still checking in on the bathrooms.

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Snyder's Lake
East Greenbush, NY
United States

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42.66331566336126, -73.63365590528701
Rensselaer County, New York
Nearest Towns:
West Sand Lake, NY (1.9 mi.)
Wynantskill, NY (2.4 mi.)
Poestenkill, NY (4.0 mi.)
Averill Park, NY (4.5 mi.)
Menands, NY (5.0 mi.)
Troy, NY (5.4 mi.)
Hampton Manor, NY (5.6 mi.)
Rensselaer, NY (5.7 mi.)
Watervliet, NY (5.7 mi.)
East Greenbush, NY (6.1 mi.)


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  1. When I was 3 I saw a little boy in a blue shirt Brown hair and gray pants and I was keep on screaming at my mom to don’t hit him he was on the road peck road near the trailer park by where I lived when I was 3 By snyders Lake

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