On Saturday, September 29, spend a frightful evening listening to ghost stories around the bonfire on the beach followed by a tour of the haunted Casey’s Cottage where the daring will be greeted by the Grim Reaper and go on a guided tour by The Lady in Blue. The bonfire and storytelling starts on the East Beach at 7 p.m. and is free. For the haunted tour of Casey’s Cottage there is a fee of $5 per adult with children under 8 free, family rate is $15. It begins after the storytelling. For reservations call Betty at 963-7657
Casey’s Cottage is located at Mexico Point Park in the Town of Mexico just off 104 B. Casey’s Cottage, a carriage house turned into an 11th Century English manor house, is truly a gem. West of the cottage across the lush lawns of Mexico Point Park is the stone foundation of what was the Mexico Point Club that was destroyed in a fire in the 1950s. Before the advent of the automobile guests were met at the train station in Mexico and brought to the Club by a horse-drawn carriage. When horses were no longer necessary the carriage house was transformed into Casey’s Cottage by two close friends, Dr. William C. Casey and Severin Bischof. Dr. William Casey provided the means and Severin Bischof provided the designs. “The cottage was a work of love and a place of beauty where friends enjoyed companionship and good conversation,” recalled John Bischof, the artist’s son. Mexico Point Park is home to walking trails, historical sites and beautiful sunsets.