Canobie Lake Park

PO Box 190

Salem, New Hampshire 03079

This park opened in 1902 as a street car (railway) amusement facility.

Rides and Pastimes...

The Yankee Cannonball (1930)

This ride was originally built for Lakewood Park in Waterbury, Connecticut by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company. It was purchased and moved by Canobie Lake in 1936. This out-and-back style woodie is nearly 2000 feet long with a first drop of about 63 feet. The ride lasts almost two minutes and has a top speed of about 35 miles per hour. In 1954, the first hill was demolished by Hurricane Carol (though it was repaired). In 1976, a fire destroyed the station. This classic coaster was once proclaimed by the late John Allen as the smoothest riding of his day.

Canobie Corkscrew (1975)

This ride was designed by Arrow Dynamics and had originally operated in Old Chicago and the Alabama State Fair. It was moved to the park in 1990.

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