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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

Top Lake Compounce Articles

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  • 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...
  • Needed, a Task Force on Task Forces

    The legislature was on a major task force kick during the 2013 session. The Courant's Daniela Altimari reported last week that it created no less than 70 task forces. What, you are probably wondering, do task forces do? Well, they … Kicks cans...
  • Fireworks in Connecticut for July 4th and Beyond

    Fireworks in Connecticut for July 4th and Beyond
    It's fireworks time. Here's a big list of where you can see and hear (and feel in your chest) some colorful explosions above your head. July 3 Bridgeport: 8 p.m. Ballpark at Harbor Yard, 500 Main St., (203) 345-4800. bridgeportbluefish.com. Danbury:...
  • Southington Group Cancels Video Game Drop, But Says Effort Prompted Parental Discussions

    Copies of "Sniper 2: Ghost Warrior," "Black Ops 3" and similarly violent video games won't be piled into a garbage bin at the old Southington Drive-In on Saturday after all. Organizers of the drive to get residents to trash their violent video games...
  • Our Picks: Five Scary Halloween-Time Events Around Hartford

    Our Picks: Five Scary Halloween-Time Events Around Hartford
    Now's the time to scare the bejesus out of yourself and others. Here's five ways to make that happen. 1) Gallery of Horrors, Oct. 25-28, opens 6 p.m., $5-$10 (metal bands play on Saturday), Vernon Community Arts Center, 709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon,...
  • Plenty Of Travelers Hitting The Road This Week

    While there are some historians who argue we should celebrate Independence Day on July 2, rather than on the fourth, holiday travelers probably give little thought to the issue. "The fourth is the fourth," they'll say, despite the fact that the Second...
  • The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce

    The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce
  • A Difficult But Rewarding Hike Awaits Above Lake Compounce

    The first time I was at Lake Compounce, I stared up at it in amazement as I sat on an inner tube floating along Anchor Bay's lazy river and wondered what it would be like to explore it. The next time I saw it — with a hawk perched on top of a tall,...
  • Taking a nostalgic ride on the world's oldest roller coasters

    Taking a nostalgic ride on the world's oldest roller coasters
    Reporting from Lakemont Park in Altoona, Pa.-- My current  travels across the great American roller-coaster belt will put me aboard five of the oldest operating coasters in the world, including the very oldest at little Lakemont Park here in Altoona....
  • A camp for every child

    A camp for every child
    When it comes to booking a specialized camp for your special child, the earlier the better. Some schedules are already filled, such as the unique camp for those with MSUD, a rare metabolic problem known as maple syrup urinary disease, at Vee Bar Ranch...
  • Chris Russo confirms recent feud with Mike Francesa

     
    Click below for the complete transcript of Chris Russo's opening monologue on WFAN this afternoon, in which he confirms that he and Mike Francesa feuded for much of the spring, reiterates that both hosts are under contract and confirms again......