History: The amusement parks of Lehigh Valley, PA

Posted | Contributed by Jeff

Friday's reopening of the roller skating rink at Bushkill Park in Fork Township — and hope for more of the 12-acre amusement park to re-emerge — might have people thinking about the future. But it also stirs memories of the past, when several small amusement parks dotted the Lehigh Valley.

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I drove past Bushkill Park a few years ago, and you couldn't tell it had ever been an amusement park of any sort.

It seems strange that the first thing they chose to put back up was the skating rink. While I love roller skating, rinks are closing left and right, and BP had multiple floods which damaged the rink and were one of the main reasons for the park closing.

Of course, there's not much to do out that way once you've seen Bushkill Falls a few times, unless you're a fireworks nut or a drinker. Maybe people will appreciate the throwback.

"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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