Located on the shores of beautiful Chautauqua Lake, Midway State Park is a family treasure. Originally established in 1898 as a trolley park, Midway State Park is one of the oldest continually operating amusement parks in the nation. The first owners of the park constructed playing fields, tennis courts, bath houses and a dance hall to entice customers to ride the trolley on weekends. In 1915, a new building was constructed with a kitchen, a large dining room and space for dancing and roller skating. Today, this building is home to a museum, gift shop, concession stands and other facilities.
Midway State Park continues to offer the same family friendly atmosphere that visitors have come to love. Patrons can take a nostalgic ride on the vintage carousel, play a game of mini golf, take a spin on the tilt-a whirl and ride the go-karts or watch their children enjoy themselves on the many kiddie rides. And, while some may prefer to relax while enjoying cotton candy, others can test their skills at classic midway games.
Pet Policy: A maximum of two pets are allowed in day use areas unless prohibited by sign or directive. Pets are to be supervised at all times and either be crated or on a leash not more than 6-feet in length. Proof of rabies inoculation shall be produced if requested by staff. Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, buildings, golf courses, boardwalks, amusement ride area, pools and spray-grounds or guarded beaches (this does not apply to service animals).
Regular Operating Days
- Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday, Sunday & Monday
- June: Saturdays & Sundays only
- July 3 thru August 16: Wednesdays thru Sundays
- Labor Day Weekend: Saturday, Sunday & Monday
ALL rides and attractions will operate 11am - 6pm; Gates open 9:00 am to 6:30 pm
Plus - July & August, Mini-golf is open until 8:00pm on Fridays & Saturdays (Except Aug 30)
School Picnic Days & Open to the Public
- May 29-31: Wednesdays thru Friday, limited rides, 10am-2pm
- June 5-28: Wednesdays thru Fridays, limited rides, 10am-2pm
All Non-Regular Operating dates:
- All Mondays & Tuesdays (except May 27 & Sept 2), and August 28-30.
Playground, picnicking and restrooms are available 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Please call the park office for additional information: 716-386-3165
Required for Mini-Golf and Go-Kart drivers.
Attraction Ticket - $5
Include all rides except: Mini Golf & Go-Karts & Water Wars
Are non-transferable: Can only be used by one person per purchase.
Highlights of Midway State Park:
What will you see? Plan your visit today!
Look and listen for these birds at our Park:
Everyone is a Steward: Be a Midway State Park Hero!
For more information, please read our Trail Tips!
When you enter or leave Lake Chautauqua:
Ask a Naturalist!
Q: Can I feed the ducks and geese at Midway State Park?
A: It is important to remember not to feed any wildlife at Midway State Park. Because of its location, Midway has abundant waterfowl species such as ducks. Feeding waterfowl unnatural and high calorie or protein foods can result in angel wing, a deformity of the joint in one or both wings that renders birds flightless.
Interesting Facts about Midway State Park!