Souvenirs of Summers Past: A Pictorial

Summer may be here, but many of the places that recall summer in the Hudson Valley are long gone. Fortunately, we have pictures. Have a look and feel free to share your memories of summer in the HV.

Situated on over 900 acres in Catskill, NY, the Catskill Game Farm opened in 1933 and closed in 2006. In 2012 it was purchased and the new owners have plans to bring the property back to life as the Old Game Farm. Photo by Liz Cooke
Situated on over 900 acres in Catskill, NY, the Catskill Game Farm opened in 1933 and closed in 2006. In 2012 it was purchased and the new owners have plans to bring the property back to life as the Old Game Farm. Photo by Liz Cooke

 

 

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Grossinger’s in Liberty NY was until very recently in the hunt for one of New York State’s coveted casino licenses. It has since dropped out. A Borscht Belt mainstay since the early 1900s, Grossinger’s has beat the odds before, experiencing several reincarnations before closing in 1986. Photo: Walter Arnold Photography

 

Junior Speedway, Cairo NY, was once home to a go-kart track, mini golf and other family-friendly amusements. It now operates as a part time flea market.  Photo by Liz Cooke
Junior Speedway, Cairo NY, was once home to a go-kart track, mini golf and other family-friendly amusements. It now operates as a part time flea market.
Photo by Liz Cooke

 

Located in North Hudson, NY, Frontier Town opened its doors in 1952 and welcomed visitors through 1986.  Photo by Kylee Hubbard
Located in North Hudson, NY, Frontier Town opened its doors in 1952 and welcomed visitors through 1986.
Photo by Kylee Hubbard

 

The Mountain Drive In in Liberty, NY, opened in 1949 and boasted three screens and room for more than 500 cars before closing for good in 1997.  Photo by Liz Cooke
The Mountain Drive In in Liberty, NY, opened in 1949 and boasted three screens and room for more than 500 cars before closing for good in 1997.
Photo by Liz Cooke

 

Summers at the Tamrack Lodge were legendary for the sheer range of amusements and entertainment enjoyed by guests. The Who, the Doors and the Four Tops were just a few of the acts that graced the halls of the Tamarack. The property opened in the 1920s and was destroyed by fire in 2012. Photo by Andy Milford
Summers at the Tamarack Lodge were legendary for the sheer range of amusements and entertainment enjoyed by guests. The Who, the Doors and the Four Tops were just a few of the acts that graced the halls of the Tamarack. The property opened in the 1920s and was destroyed by fire in 2012. Photo by Andy Milford

 

Located not in Nevada but just a few miles south of the Catskill Game Farm, Carson City and Indian Village was modeled on an old west town and offered families a full range of western themed fun, including gunfights and Native American dances. Opened in the 1950s, the theme park closed in 1997. Photo by Andy Milford
Located not in Nevada but just a few miles south of the Catskill Game Farm, Carson City and Indian Village was modeled on an old west town and offered families a full range of western themed fun, including gunfights and Native American dances. Opened in the 1950s, the theme park closed in 1997. Photo by Andy Milford

 

Opened in 1955 and closed in 1987, the Rockland Drive In was located in Monsey, NY. It's one screen was large enough to accommodate close to 1,500 vehicles. Photo by Tim M. Murray
Opened in 1955 and closed in 1987, the Rockland Drive In was located in Monsey, NY. It’s one screen was large enough to accommodate close to 1,500 vehicles. Photo by Tim M. Murray

 

With more than 400 guest rooms, a gold course, ice rink and two pools, the Pines Hotel in South Fallsburg NY was the epitome of summer fun for families seeking a break from the heat of the city. The Pines opened in 1933 and closed in 1998. Photo by Andy Milford
With more than 400 guest rooms, a golf course, ice rink and two pools, the Pines Hotel in South Fallsburg NY was the epitome of summer fun for families seeking a break from the heat of the city. The Pines opened in 1933 and closed in 1998. Photo by Andy Milford

 

Located in Hyde Park, the 9G Drive In operated from 1964 through 1985. In its short life it went from showing mainstream movies to offering more "adult" fare in an effort to attract viewers. Photo by Andy Milford
Located in Hyde Park, the 9G Drive In operated from 1964 through 1985. In its short life it went from showing mainstream movies to offering more “adult” fare in an effort to attract viewers. Photo by Andy Milford