Lake Nipmuc Amusement Park, Mendon, MA

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In 1901 The Milford-Uxbridge Electric Railway provided a high speed trolley to Nipmuc Park. A state of the art theater along with dozens of rides were added making the park a very popular destination. In the 50’s with the popularity of autos the park died down. The Ballroom remained popular. In the 70’s Lakeview Ballroom as it was called hosted bands like Aerosmith and Ike and Tina Turner (way before Acid Queen). They also had a restaurant called The Flame and Sword (the joke back then was “great name for a gay bar”) You could go next door to Millie Mitchells and get the best fried clams in New England. The Ballroom is still open today under the name Myriad Ballroom and Millie’s is now Alicante – no fried clams but great food. Hey Duval, great site for your Casino- the folks of Mendon need the money.

3 comments on “Lake Nipmuc Amusement Park, Mendon, MA

  1. Glen Green says:

    Hi,
    My name is Glen Green. I’m the son of Bill & VI Green, who owned Lakeview Park in Mendon, MA.
    I’m wondering if you have any more info about the Lakeview Park site? I have some info but not the full picture.
    Any info you could share would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Glen Green

  2. Ann Marie says:

    Myriad Ballroom was just purchased by Kevin Meehan and he plans to keep the ballroom open and have bands and weddings and functions etc.

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