The Enchanted Forest Abandoned Kiddie Fairytale Theme Park in Rhode Island

The Enchanted Forest amusement park is on 909 Main Street (also called Nooseneck Hill Road / route 3) in Hope Valley, Hopkinton, Rhode Island.

Now derelict, The Enchanted Forest opened in 1972 as a fairy tale themed village theme park for kids. The park was created by Marcus Jones and Philip Herlle, who wanted something more than just your average tourist destination, so they built the park admist a pond and trees. It began with admission prices at $1.25 for kids and $1.50 for adults. There was a small petting zoo with goats, lambs, rabbits, baby cows, peacocks, llamas, ponies you could ride and more. The rides that came over time included bumper cars, The Scrambler, swirling teacups, a Ferris Wheel, The Scrambler and others.

Harold Fera is the last owner and operator of the Enchanted Forest and closed the park in 2005 for financial reasons. The animals were given away and the rides were auctioned off, some of which ended up at Edaville Railroad in Massachusetts. The 31 acre property has been for sale for awhile and whether any offers have been excepted is unknown. The current state of things shows the park overgrown and deteriorating. Trespassing is prohibited and allegedly you will be arrested if caught.

Where is the abandoned Enchanted Forest amusement park located? You can find it with these coordinates. 41.499054,-71.725169.

Images 1, 2, 7, 9, 10 and 11 used under Creative Commons License Attribution 2.0 Generic, images were used under this license December 27, 2013. Images by Muchadoville Studios. [Flickr/muchadoville}.
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