Midway State Park

Midway State Park

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Midway State Park

New York

(716) 386-3165

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Overview

BOATER ADVISORY:
Please note, the docks will not be in this weekend (5/24/14) due to high water and debris in the lake.

Located on the shores of beautiful Chautauqua Lake, Midway State Park is a family treasure. Originally established in 1898 as a trolley park, Midway State Park is one of the oldest continually operating amusement parks in the nation. The first owners of the park constructed playing fields, tennis courts, bath houses and a dance hall to entice customers to ride the trolley on weekends. In 1915, a new building was constructed with a kitchen, a large dining room and space for dancing and roller skating. Today, this building is home to a museum, gift shop, concession stands and other facilities.

Midway State Park continues to offer the same family friendly atmosphere that visitors have come to love. Patrons can take a nostalgic ride on the vintage carousel, play a game of mini golf, take a spin on the tilt-a whirl, ride the go-karts and bumper boats or watch their children enjoy themselves on the many kiddie rides. And, while some may prefer to relax while enjoying an old fashioned candy apple or cotton candy, others can test their skills at classic midway games.

Several picnic shelters are available for family reunions and company picnics. Accessible by the waters of Chautauqua Lake, Midway also is a great place for fishing and free docking is offered for day visitors.

Map of Midway (NY)

Latitude, Longitude: 42.202278, -79.421280

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Activities

  • Boating

    Accessible by the waters of Chautauqua Lake, Midway State Park is also a great place for fishing and free docking is offered for day visitors.

  • Fishing

    The lake is has free docks for their guests and is a very popular spot for fishing.

  • Historic Sites

    Located along the banks of Chautauqua Lake, the amusement park offers a vintage carousel, mini golf, a tilt-a-whirl ride, go-karts, bumper boats, classic midway games and special kiddie rides. Enjoy an old fashioned candy apple or cotton candy, take a tour through the museum and drop by the gift shop for that perfect souvenir. The rides and arcade are open weekends only Memorial day through mid-June and then Wednesday through Sunday, weather permitting. Pets are not allowed in the amusement park area.

  • Picnicking

    There are quite a few picnic spots along the lake available. Several picnic shelters are available to rent for family reunions and company picnics. The park is open from Memorial Day until Labor Day, 7 days a week.

  • Tennis

    Tennis courts are available at Midway State Park.

Seasonality/Weather

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Directions

Driving

From I-90: Take exit 60 at Westfield and follow Route 394 East to Mayville. In Mayville, turn left onto Route 430 East to Midway State Park. Midway State Park is seven miles past Mayville, on the right.

From I-86:Exit onto Rte 430 West. Midway State Park is three miles past the Bemus Point exit on the left.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(716) 386-3165

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