Conneaut Lake in Crawford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In 1892 the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad built tracks along the canal's abandoned towpath to provide service to Conneaut Lake Park. Thousands of visitors and vacationers came by excursion trains. As many as eight sidings were required to accommodate the trains at the park. The B&LE RR once owned the park and was a prime factor in its promotion and growth. Better roads and the increased use of automobiles and trucks led to the decline of rail service. The last train went through Conneaut Lake in 1969.
Location. 41° 36.205′ N, 80° 18.019′ W. Marker is in Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania, in Crawford County. Marker can be reached from Grand Army of the Republic Touch for map. Located in Ice House Park in Conneaut Lake Borough. Marker is in this post office area: Conneaut Lake PA 16316, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Ice Industry and the Ice Houses (within shouting distance of this marker); Geology (within shouting distance of this marker); To the Memory of the Brave (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); This Tablet (about 800 feet away); Conneaut Reservoir (was approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing. ); This Carousel (approx. 2.3 miles away); Blue Streak (approx. 2.3 miles away); Erie Extension Canal (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Conneaut Lake.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 302 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.