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Lake Compounce

Lake Compounce
An amusement park in Bristol, Conn. The park traces its roots back to 1846 and its carousel is now included in the National Register of Historic Places.The park's signature ride is Boulder Dash, a wooden roller-coaster opened in 2000.
An amusement park in Bristol, Conn. The park traces its roots back to 1846 and its carousel is now included in the National Register of Historic Places.The park's signature ride is Boulder Dash, a wooden roller-coaster opened in 2000. « Show less

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  • Diane Keaton, Michael Douglas Film Romantic Comedy At Lake Compounce

    BRISTOL --  Diane Keaton stood just outside the Twister ride at Lake Compounce on Monday afternoon, crew members shielding her from the sun and near 90-degree heat with an umbrella and battery-operated fan as she waited to film her first scene. “...
  • Last Weekend For Lake Compounce Laser Light Show

    Last Weekend For Lake Compounce Laser Light Show
    This is the last weekend to catch Illuminate the Night, Lake Compounce's laser light show that features a 50-foot water wall that veils across the lake decorated with lasers and projections along to music. The family-friendly show at the Bristol...
  • A HorrorFest In August? Yes, Halloween Has Come Early

    A HorrorFest In August? Yes, Halloween Has Come Early
    Rob Caprilozzi saw "Jaws" when he was a little kid and it scared him so much he refused to go swimming for a long time. "You could put me in a pool and I'd be positive there'd be a shark in there," Caprilozzi says. He saw "Alien" a few years later....
  • Pink's Hot Dogs Coming To Lake Compounce

    Pink's Hot Dogs Coming To Lake Compounce
    Pink's Hot Dogs, seller of frankfurters of distinction in Southern California, is now looking to make a name for itself on this side of the continent. Lake Compounce in Bristol announced Friday that the big dog on the West Coast is opening a location at...
  • The Beckoning Of The Indian Council Caves

    The Beckoning Of The Indian Council Caves
    I had been summoned to the Indian Council Caves. Actually any adventure with the word "Indian" draws me into the woods in search of it. But the trip to the Indian Council Caves of Barkhamsted was different. It felt more like a journey into the past...
  • WAKA Social Sports: Playing Hard On And Off The Field

    WAKA Social Sports: Playing Hard On And Off The Field
    NEWINGTON — Lindsay Reiff charges home plate and kicks the red ball with a pop, running as fast as she can to first base while her teammates cheer her on under the lights of Churchill Park: "Go, go go!" With the base just a few steps away, the...
  • Historic West End House Gets A Modern Makeover

    The history of the oldest house in Hartford's West End is all about the extreme makeover. First, the Elisha Wadsworth House, built in 1828, was an inn facing Albany Avenue. Then, in the early 1900s, it was turned to face Prospect Avenue and converted to...
  • STORY: Two Developers Submit Proposal For Former Resort [June 14, 2010]

    When Chester architect William Cowan looks out over the abandoned cabins and empty Olympic-sized swimming pool at the former Sunrise Resort, he sees buildings out of code, tangled overhead electrical wires and architecture that went out of style in the...
  • Our List of Halloween Events in Greater Hartford

    Our List of Halloween Events in Greater Hartford
    Trail of Terror, 60 N. Plains Hwy, Wallingford. $10-$20. Not recommended for children under age 10. Hours: Opens at approximately 7 p.m. on Oct. 11, 12, 13; 18, 19, 20; 25, 26, 27 & Nov. 1 and 2. Information: trailofterror.com. Graveyard Shift Ghost...
  • Our List of Halloween and Autumn Events in Fairfield County

    Our List of Halloween and Autumn Events in Fairfield County
    32nd Annual Outdoor Arts Festival, Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. (203) 869-0376. A juried event featuring more than 85 artists from across the country. Paintings, photos, drawings, prints, sculptures and mixed media. Rain or...
  • Our List of Halloween Events in Greater New Haven

    Our List of Halloween Events in Greater New Haven
    Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours: Thu.-Sat. through Oct. 26, 6, 7, 8 & 9 p.m. The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. (860) 247-0998. marktwainhouse.org. Hear creepy tales and learn about Mark Twain's own interest in the supernatural....