The Unique Hike That Takes You Through An Abandoned Amusement Park In Connecticut

Most people know that Connecticut is home to the oldest continuously operating amusement park in the nation, Lake Compounce. That theme park was opened in 1846 and has slowly grown into a premier destination for thrill-seekers, teenagers, and families. Many of Connecticut’s amusement parks were not quite as prosperous and only had short-lived runs during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today, you can actually hike to one of these deserted venues and explore the remnants of an abandoned amusement park.

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Take a look at more of Suburban Park in this short video by YouTube user, Sue Peters.

Address: Park Pond Place, Unionville, CT 06085

Did you know about this abandoned amusement park? Have you ever taken a hike through it? If you like exploring Connecticut’s ruins, check out these trails that take you to an abandoned village and a deserted zoo.