Abandoned Mansion near Syracuse Amtrak line
Hey guys, I travel a lot from Buffalo to Philadelphia to visit college friends, mostly by car. However, one time I decided to take an Amtrak home from Philly, to NYC, to Upstate NY, and finaly over to Buffalo.
About 5-7 minutes at probably 60+mph before I reached East Syracuse, I noticed a huge abandoned house/mansion in the middle of a field in the middle of nowhere. There were no roads or any other houses for as far as you could see, and the place must have been there for over a hundred years because I couldnt even see a driveway (must have been overgrown for over a century). There wasnt a town in sight, it was just a huge house in the middle of a field with a few trees growing around it and it's 1-2 sheds/barns. Im going to guess it was a little over a football field from the rail line, and about 200 yards from a forested area.
I managed to backtrack from East Syracuse on Google Earth and found something that looks very similar to this place. I tried looking up the gps coordinates but nothing turned up online. Im 99.9% sure these are the coordinates, but if not I have another set to try possibly.
Here they are: 43 04'58.88 N 75 55'47.44 W
If anyone knows anything about this place or has photos or better satellite images, let me know. I might be moving to Rochester by the end of the year and would like to hike out to this place. That is unless some gang put a meth lab in there lol.
The house is still there!
to drpepper687: I have been trying to photograph abandoned structures in the Syracuse area for a few months now and came across your thread trying to find more. I was intrigued by your post and drove to the location. Unfortunately, you simply cannot get to the location by driving. CCX has essentially cut off Hoag Road at one end and the Thruway has cut it off at the other end. So not only is the house abandoned, but the entire stretch of road it is on is equally abandoned. I was able to confirm the house is still standing. You can see it through the overgrowth. I spotted it less than a week ago. From the satellite maps, it appears you may be able to hike to it if you come in from the west. I recommend getting a hiking GPS if you're going to make a go of it. feel free to contact me if you're looking for any more information.