Wickham Lake — Thirty (Plus) Years of Winter Sports!

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – An ice carnival was planned at Wickham Lake with ice waltzing to music in the evening, hot dogs and coffee, and a scratch hockey game in the afternoon. The musicians were to be sheltered in a tent with a big bonfire in front and oil stoves inside to keep them warm. Sleighs were to leave the residences of L.A. Riley and Dr. J.H. Wood. This was to take place on January 21, 1910.

Greenwood Lake during the 1930’s and early 1940’s was well known for its winter sports activities. It was not unusual to have over 2,000 people skating on the east arm of the lake. Toboggan slides and ski runs were also operated by the Village of Greenwood lake during these years.