Rocky Point State Park in 2017: Some things never change!

Looking back at this year’s events held at Rocky Point State Park, they created a striking similarity to decades earlier when the land hosted an amusement park. Take for instance the Department of Environmental Management’s (DEM) First Day Hike held on January 1st.  Hundreds of people walked through the park, many exploring it for the… Continue reading Rocky Point State Park in 2017: Some things never change!

Happy third anniversary, Rocky Point State Park

   Well, I’m three days late on the anniversary wishes.  But what’s a few days for a park that started in 1847?  So about three years ago today, Rocky Point State Park opened to the public.  Like today, October 25, 2014 was a gorgeous Fall day.  Rather than rehash it all, I’ll share some photos… Continue reading Happy third anniversary, Rocky Point State Park

Rocky Point Park’s dark corners

  The history of Rocky Point’s dark rides, post 1948 reopening, has as many twists and turns as a dark ride track.  So to shed a little light on the timeline, hold onto the lap bar and keep your hands and feet inside the car. Here we go! Rocky Point’s 1948 reopening debuted two dark… Continue reading Rocky Point Park’s dark corners

If this Tower could talk!

Next time, you visit the Circle Swing tower at Rocky Point State Park, take a moment to reflect. The tower belonged to a historic ride dating back to its 1906 installation when it was the Circle Swing.  The ride was installed by Harry G. Traver who had invented it a few years earlier after watching… Continue reading If this Tower could talk!