Our miniature golf course in NJ has so much more than clubs and greens! Many of the holes feature miniature replicas of historical landmarks that made Lake Hopatcong an amazing vacation spot in NJ. From roller coasters to steamboats, you’ll love learning about the rich history of our lake with each birdie or bogie!
Like any golf club should, the Lake Hopatcong Golf Club Kiosk sells the snacks you want to eat before or after playing a round. From cold drinks to delicious treats, you’ll find a snack perfect for every golfer. And, no club house would be complete without a gift shop where you’ll find souvenirs and gifts to cap off your day.
Many holes on the Lake Hopatcong Mini Golf course introduce you to the unique history of our beautiful lake. From rollercoasters to steamboats, putt through history with us!
Lake Hopatcong was a booming tourist location in the 1880’s, when visitors would arrive by train. Passengers who arrived to enjoy the warm sun and cool lake would be taken to their destination by steamboat for only 25 cents! Putt through a replica of “Hopatcong” – the largest of once thriving White Line company’s fleet.
This 10-mile stretch of railroad played a pivotal role in two bygone industries. First, the tracks were built to transport iron ore to Newark. Later, harvested ice from the lake was transported on the tracks to massive store houses. When at this hole, look out on the street – our street was once the Ogden Mine Railroad bed.
Calling all thrill seekers! The Wildcat was the beacon for all seeking adventure on the Lake. The 80-foot-tall roller coaster was designed by the famous Herbert Schmeck. When it was taken down in 1983, the Wildcat was the oldest of it’s kind still standing.
Visitors to Lake Hopatcong came looking for cool water, warm sun, and fun, and they found it at Allen’s Pavilion. Built in 1887, Allen’s Pavilion was a main attraction at Nolan’s Point and included a dance hall, photo studio, billiard hall, ice cream shop and more. Today, the Windlass restaurant next door stands on the site of Allen’s Pavilion.
The history of Lake Hopatcong and it’s water flows through and under the Main Lake Market! Still a favorite of visitors and locals of Lake Hopatcong, the Main Lake Market boathouse was constructed in 1905. The actual Main Lake Market can been seen across the lake!
Tourists visiting Lake Hopatcong needed a place to see, and a place to be seen! Many yacht clubs and associations sprang up around the lake, including the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club. Formed in 1905 the building stands in almost the same condition as it did in 1910 when it opened. Rumor is that the building was built from trees cut from Halsey Island across the water from our location.
The Lake Hopatcong Dam, built in 1827, is the most important structure on the lake. Today the dam continues to flow into the Musconetcong River eco-system. The dam held a very important role in the economic and natural history of the lake – including creating the Lake Hopatcong as we know it today.
May 1 – June 14
Sunday through Thursday: 12pm – 7pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 9pm
Memorial Day: 11am – 9 pm
Tuesday after Memorial Day: Closed
June 15- Sept 2
Monday through Sunday: 10am – 10pm
Sept 3 – Oct 31
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday & Thursday: 4pm – 8pm
Friday: 4pm – 9pm
Saturday: 11am – 9pm
Sunday: 11am – 8pm
Tuesday after Labor Day: Closed
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