Lake Hopatcong was a major northeast resort from the late 1800s through World War II. More than forty lake hotels and rooming houses welcomed thousands of vacationers each year. After the war, the lake continued to be a popular spot to rent a bungalow or buy a summer cottage. But for many, Lake Hopatcong is best remembered as the home of Bertrand Island Park. Although it closed in 1983, few places in New Jersey are so fondly remembered. For over 70 years, the park thrilled youngsters and adults alike. Opened during the peak of Lake Hopatcong's resort years, its popularity continued as the lake evolved from a hotel resort to a community of second homes, then a year-round locale. Generations of residents, as well as school, church and company groups, delighted in the wooden roller coaster, the magical carousel, and scores of other rides and games. Vintage photos bring to life again the boardwalk, big bands, beauty pageants, Nickel Nights, and Kiddieland that drew thousands each day to Bertrand Island Park.
Softcover, 6 x 9, 160 pgs.
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