Newark (New York)

For the city of Newark closer to New York City, see Newark (New Jersey).

Newark is in the Finger Lakes region of New York.

Get in

Located about 45 minutes east of Rochester and one hour west of Syracuse. About 30 minutes south Lake Ontario, northeast of Canandaigua Lake, and northwest of Geneva and Seneca Lake.

Get around


About five miles northwest of Newark is the hamlet of Hydesville, regarded by many as the birthplace of Spiritualism, in a home at the northwest corner of Parker and Hydesville Roads in the Town of Arcadia (Newark). Here, in Hydesville, stood a cottage where a peddler was murdered, and where the Fox family came to live in 1847. On March 31, 1848, the two daughters of John D. Fox claimed they could communicate with the dead through a series of 'intelligible rappings.' Margaret Fox (1834-1893) and Kate Fox (1836-1892) soon took to holding seances in nearby Rochester, where their older sister lived. The rappings were thought to have been produced through a variety of tricks, including a snapping sound from their toe joints.





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Routes through Newark

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