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Hudson, New York: Spook Rock

The spirits of two Indian lovers are said to haunt this rock. It has its own historical marker, and the adjacent road is named for it, so the story must be true....

Spook Rock Rd, Hudson, NY
From Hudson drive east on NY-23B for one mile. Turn right onto NY-29/Spook Rock Rd. Drive one mile. You'll see the small parking area, historical marker, and rock, on the left.
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Spook Rock.

Spook Rock

No sign of the ill-fated Indian lovers on Valentine's Day weekend, 2020.

[Annie, 02/17/2021]

Spook Rock sign.

Spook Rock

Spook Rock is a boulder that can be seen in Claverack Creek. Supposedly an Indian princess ran off with her lover and they rested on Spook Rock. The local deity, angered at the pair's rebelliousness, caused a flood that washed the two away.

There is an unpaved pull-off parking area on the creek side of the road, where visitors can access the creek for wading, fishing, and hoping to hear or see American Indian spirits.

[Walt Francis, 01/07/2019]

Spook Rock's historical marker claims that the lovers are buried beneath it, and when church bells ring the rock flips over and they appear!

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