Quassy, founded as an amusement park in 1908, sits on the south shore of Lake Quassapaug in Middlebury, Connecticut. On its 20 plus acres, it boasts of 22 rides including the "Yo-Yo" Super Swing, "The Big Flush Water Coaster," a four-abreast "Grand Carousel," a variety of thrill rides as well as attractions for the very young. Visit "Saturation Station," the interactive water play area - home of the gigantic "Tunnel Twister" waterslides. Cool off in Lake Quassapaug at Quassy Beach and cap off the day with a frozen treat from Quassy's new Ice Cream Parlor!
Quassy has a picnic grove where you can cook your own food, an exciting large electronic redemption arcade, food stands and restaurant. Quassy also has two catering pavilions where we can host company outings and family reunions of 100 to 2,000 people, plus patio parties and birthday parties of 10 to 100 people. Quassy offers the entire family safe, affordable fun. Obviously, Quassy is the place for you.
Quassy, which was once called Lake Quassapaug Amusement Park, sits on a beautiful lake in Middlebury, Connecticut. Quassy was not always the amusement park it is today. Indians once populated this large area. The Indians translated Lake Quassapaug to mean "Big Pond" or "Big Rock".
In colonial days King George (1690-1770) granted one Abel Wheeler control of the lake. During this time a fisherman could rent a boat and leave his horse in a stall with plenty of hay for as little as 50Â¢ a day. Fisherman enjoyed the lake because they claimed that they caught fish by the buckets full.
By 1888, a man named Mr. Richards opened a Grove House. Clambakes became his specialty and only non-alcoholic drinks were sold.
In 1905, the seawall was put in and the Wallace Hotel replaced Mr. Richard's Grove House. By 1908, a trolley line was put through Middlebury and Lake Quassapaug became a summer resort.
In 1937, three Waterbury businessmen, John Frantzis, Mike Leon, and George Terezakis, bought the property and formed Quassy. They soon added a picnic area, paddle boats and a carousel. Within the next few years a hot dog stand, a roller rink and a tearoom were added.
It was after World War II that Quassy established itself as an amusement park. Beginning in the late 1970s, new rides were added every year. The park has also designed its own clambake facilities and caters to business and organizational outings from 100 to 10,000.
Today, Quassy Amusement Park remains a unique family-oriented facility. We offer swimming, picnicking, a catering service, a huge family Redemption Arcade, "Saturation Station," and of course, more than 20 rides. Every year families can count on new attractions, new rides, and most importantly, quality service.