New York Nature, State Parks March 02, 2018
The Enchanting State Park In New York That Everyone In Your Family Will Love
We may still be dealing with the sporadic winter weather, but more and more consistently the majority of our state is starting to see warmer days and that means summer will be here before we know it. Usually, when you hear someone mention a New York State Park you think of our serene nature trails, remarkable mountains, and other scenic wonders that you can find outdoors.
Going against what you’re normally used to, this one state park in Chautauqua County is actually one of the country’s oldest continually operating amusement parks. Check it out!
The perfect place for family fun and nostalgia, Midway State Park in Bemus Point was originally established as a trolley park 120 years ago!
The ideal vintage amusement park that we wish we could all have in our hometowns, Midway State Park was taken over by the New York State Parks System in 2006 and still continues to be as charming as ever.
Full of rides and attractions for visitors of all ages, Midway State Park is the perfect alternative to the other more busy and expensive amusement parks in the area.
Walk around the state park and you'll quickly start to see that all of old your favorite rides and attractions can be found here.
Operating on a track that runs throughout the park, the Midway Train is a fun reminder to all of the area's history with the Jamestown & Lake Erie Railway.
Speaking of local history, the carousel that operates inside of the state park was actually made right in North Tonawanda at the Herschell Carousel Factory!
All while you have a view of Chautauqua Lake, one of the best things about Midway State Park is that the prices for all of the rides and games are so reasonable.
Younger visitors of the park can fly up into the sky in a helicopter or choose to stay low to the ground with a fun game of mini golf.
While older visitors at the park will enjoy feeling young again while they drive laps around each other at the bumper cars or go crazy playing with the vintage arcade games.
And let's not forget that the park also offers ways to splash around with exciting attractions like their bumper boats.
No matter how many times you've visited Midway State Park, you'll never grow tired of seeing new generations of New York residents enjoying this historic amusement park for the first time.
Considering how long this park has been part of New York's local history, many of us have the pleasure of being able to say that generations of our own families have long been coming to Midway State Park. Sitting on the water, the park also has plenty of picnic shelters and picnic areas that are perfect for enjoying during the summer with the whole family.
To find out more about this amazing family-friendly state park, click here.
Not familiar with Western New York’s neck of the woods? Then have no fear! You can easily grab directions to this state park by using Google Maps below.
Do you have memories of visiting Midway State Park?
Share with us in the comments if you can remember going skating at the roller rink here! To enjoy more fun-filled destinations, take a look at The Most Epic Indoor Playground In New York Will Bring Out The Kid In Everyone!