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, ride the go-karts and bumper boats or watch their children enjoy themselves on the many kiddie rides. And, while some may prefer to relax while enjoying an old fashioned candy apple or cotton candy, others can test their skills at classic midway games.
Several picnic shelters are available for family reunions and company picnics. Accessible by the waters of Chautauqua Lake, Midway also is a great place for fishing and free docking is offered for day visitors.
Household pets only, must be caged or on a leash no more than 6 feet and have proof of rabies inoculation. No pets in public buildings or in the amusement area.
Dates of Operation: 5/25 - 9/4/17.
Days and hours of operation vary. Rides and arcarde closed Monday & Tuesday.
Rides will be closed 3:00-3:30pm on days that rides are open
Midway Hours of Operation calendar
Please call the Midway State Park office with any questions at 716-386-3165.
Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.
The Empire Pass -- whether a card for $80 or a vehicle-affixed decal for $65 -- is your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Apply online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.
Ride Band- Includes all rides except: Mini Golf, Go-Karts, Bumper Boats, & Water Wars.
Splash Band- Includes all rides except: Mini Golf, Go-Karts.
Required for Go-Kart drivers & Mini-Golf. Bumper Boats require either an attraction ticket or a Splash-a-Rama wristband.
Our Traditional Wednesday Kiddie Day Rides Wristband discount is now available on Thursdays and Fridays in July & August too!
Value Pack (10 tickets)- $11
Single Ticket- $1.25
Attraction Ticket- $5
Rides Wristband 42" and over- $13
Rides Wristband Under 42"- $8
Splash Wristband- $20
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM: $19.00
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM: $13.00
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM: $24.00
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM: $17.00
Rides Wristband $ 7.50
Splash bands are not available
Highlights of Midway State Park:
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Look and listen for these birds at our Park:
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When you enter or leave Lake Chautauqua:
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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!