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seawitch1

Olivebridge, NY

#1 Aug 29, 2009
i went to locust grove resort with my family for many years. went back a couple of years ago and the stone house was still there. wanted to know if anyone has any info or went there themselves
cdog

Collierville, TN

#2 Mar 17, 2010
I worked there the summer of 1970
ufowally

New York, NY

#3 Aug 2, 2011
I went to Locust Grove resort in the 1970s with my grandparents, for years. I thought it was the greatest place ever, considering I lived in NYC. I thought the people there were unbelievable, I remember someone who worked there, Mike, he was about 18 and I was 10, and he took me under his wing. Great memories. I have photos if anyone is interested.
Polonius47

United States

#4 Mar 12, 2012
seawitch1 wrote:
i went to locust grove resort with my family for many years. went back a couple of years ago and the stone house was still there. wanted to know if anyone has any info or went there themselves
I spent a week there every summer when I was young, right up until they closed. I remember the stone house, the swimming pool, and the bar with pinball machines in the back. The ballfield at the resort was named after my uncle Patrick Mooney who was a fixture at Locust Grove for decades. The big house had the community dining room and they would ring a loud bell to let everyone know that meal was being served. The owners had a daughter named Deidre. As I recall the federal government all but forced them to sell the property because it planned to build a dam or something. Resorts like these for families are all gone or high priced now.
jspreer

Pittsburg, CA

#5 Jun 5, 2012
Polonius47 wrote:
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I spent a week there every summer when I was young, right up until they closed. I remember the stone house, the swimming pool, and the bar with pinball machines in the back. The ballfield at the resort was named after my uncle Patrick Mooney who was a fixture at Locust Grove for decades. The big house had the community dining room and they would ring a loud bell to let everyone know that meal was being served. The owners had a daughter named Deidre. As I recall the federal government all but forced them to sell the property because it planned to build a dam or something. Resorts like these for families are all gone or high priced now.
My family went to Locust Grove from around 1965 until it closed. I worked there in the kitchen and the band each summer from 1971-74. I've been looking for blogs or posts about "The Grove", as it was such a big part of my life. Are there any more blogs or forums lout there?
Bob Elias

Tallahassee, FL

#6 Jun 25, 2012
cdog wrote:
I worked there the summer of 1970
Me too! Who is CDOG? Mike B.? Mark C.? Bill W? I was in Bushkill this past Saturday for the first time since 1970. How different. Seems like even the roads have been reconfigured.
Ranger

Bushkill, PA

#7 Jul 19, 2012
ufowally wrote:
I went to Locust Grove resort in the 1970s with my grandparents, for years. I thought it was the greatest place ever, considering I lived in NYC. I thought the people there were unbelievable, I remember someone who worked there, Mike, he was about 18 and I was 10, and he took me under his wing. Great memories. I have photos if anyone is interested.
Hi, I live in the area and would love to see old photos of the resort. I have friends who live in the house now. I am fascinated with the resorts history. There is a lake behind the house which is barely filled. Was it always so low? Also, where was the tennis court, pool and and other structures located? Thanks and please send or post photos!!! Thank you!
Deirdre

Newtown Square, PA

#8 Dec 10, 2012
Polonius47 wrote:
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I spent a week there every summer when I was young, right up until they closed. I remember the stone house, the swimming pool, and the bar with pinball machines in the back. The ballfield at the resort was named after my uncle Patrick Mooney who was a fixture at Locust Grove for decades. The big house had the community dining room and they would ring a loud bell to let everyone know that meal was being served. The owners had a daughter named Deidre. As I recall the federal government all but forced them to sell the property because it planned to build a dam or something. Resorts like these for families are all gone or high priced now.
You're right - the government did force us to sell the property for a dam that was never built. The area is pretty sad now, but it was a fun place and a fun time.
Jack Ryan

Cape May, NJ

#9 Feb 23, 2013
Deirdre wrote:
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You're right - the government did force us to sell the property for a dam that was never built. The area is pretty sad now, but it was a fun place and a fun time.
You propapbly don't remember my family - the Ryan's. I worked at Locuat Grove for 3 seasons 1966, 1967 and 1968. I also met my wife there (Margaret Bygott). Please contact me if you have any old photos I can buy from you or you can send. Those were some of the best years of my life. lcdr93@Comcast.net Thanks
Barbara

Cherry Hill, NJ

#10 Jun 10, 2013
Deirdre wrote:
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You're right - the government did force us to sell the property for a dam that was never built. The area is pretty sad now, but it was a fun place and a fun time.
I worked as a "chambermaid" sometime around 1965 or 1966. My father was friendly with the owners. I remember Mike but not Deirdre. I remember painting the sign at the entrance to the resort. I have a some photos of my girlfriends and I in the rowboat on the lake. I later married and built a home in Saw Creek,(sold it a few years ago). Great memories.
seawitch1

Staten Island, NY

#11 Jun 15, 2013
Polonius47 wrote:
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I spent a week there every summer when I was young, right up until they closed. I remember the stone house, the swimming pool, and the bar with pinball machines in the back. The ballfield at the resort was named after my uncle Patrick Mooney who was a fixture at Locust Grove for decades. The big house had the community dining room and they would ring a loud bell to let everyone know that meal was being served. The owners had a daughter named Deidre. As I recall the federal government all but forced them to sell the property because it planned to build a dam or something. Resorts like these for families are all gone or high priced now.
was he married to edie my grandparents liked them very much thier names where nunzie and mary meringolo i remember they always stayed in the same place all the time i remember the softball games they had movies outside playing shuffle board such great memories i know i have pictures just have to find them

Since: May 14

Stamford, CT

#12 May 10, 2014
I am so glad to be able to read what others thought of this terrific family vacation place. My parents took my sister and myself to Locust Grove for two week vacations in the early 1960's. It was something we all looked forward to. I still remember we stayed either.in room 7 or 9 in the main building for all our visits. I will also remember the staff who were great and Bob the lifeguard who taught me how to swim. the meal bell was also rung when guests were going home.
Susan Hollerbach Kalas

Lancaster, PA

#13 Jul 22, 2014
I now live in Lancaster, moved from Central Jersey 3 years ago but my finest and earliest memories were from 2 vacations my parents took us on in a little woodsy resort in PA called LOCUST GROVE...it was in the late 50's! I still recall the big dining room hall with the dinner bell and walkway up to the porch. Directly across in a wooded area was a long low building with multiple rooms in it (like a motel) behind which was a small lake. Facing this building, off to your left in a clearing was a built in pool...it seemed to sit up on a slight rise with a view of trees beyond. There was a big, dark , wooden floor dance hall in the end of the building where the rooms were (or it could've been a separate building) Anyway...in the foyer was a refrigerated chest in which was bottles of soda and there was a juke box in the dance hall on which we would play polkas and the kids would go wild! They had theme nights...crazy hat night, etc! Does anyone remember this???

Since: Jul 14

Lancaster, PA

#14 Jul 22, 2014
john new york city wrote:
I am so glad to be able to read what others thought of this terrific family vacation place. My parents took my sister and myself to Locust Grove for two week vacations in the early 1960's. It was something we all looked forward to. I still remember we stayed either.in room 7 or 9 in the main building for all our visits. I will also remember the staff who were great and Bob the lifeguard who taught me how to swim. the meal bell was also rung when guests were going home.
OMG...I remember Bob the life guard...he taught me how to swim when I was around 5 years old!! One morning when I walked up to the pool with my Dad, there was a SNAKE in it!! LOL

Since: Jul 14

Lancaster, PA

#15 Jul 22, 2014
Polonius47 wrote:
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I spent a week there every summer when I was young, right up until they closed. I remember the stone house, the swimming pool, and the bar with pinball machines in the back. The ballfield at the resort was named after my uncle Patrick Mooney who was a fixture at Locust Grove for decades. The big house had the community dining room and they would ring a loud bell to let everyone know that meal was being served. The owners had a daughter named Deidre. As I recall the federal government all but forced them to sell the property because it planned to build a dam or something. Resorts like these for families are all gone or high priced now.
Now I KNOW we're talking about the same place!!!:) Because I rememeber that dinner bell like it was yesterday...but it was only 57 years ago!! LOL

Since: Jul 14

Lancaster, PA

#16 Jul 22, 2014
seawitch1 wrote:
i went to locust grove resort with my family for many years. went back a couple of years ago and the stone house was still there. wanted to know if anyone has any info or went there themselves
Where exactly is it?? I;m in Lancaster but was only 5 when we would go for vaca so I don't know the name of the town. I'd LOVE to take a ride someday and see the location!
jim barry

Pittston, PA

#17 Jul 26, 2014
Deirdre wrote:
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You're right - the government did force us to sell the property for a dam that was never built. The area is pretty sad now, but it was a fun place and a fun time.
I was told that my dad was related to your parents. My mom and dad are Stephen and Madelyn Barry. They spent there honeymoon there. I remember going there on summer vacations and my sister worked there a season or two. I have memories of the resort
lynn

New Port Richey, FL

#18 Jul 26, 2014
Bob Elias wrote:
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Me too! Who is CDOG? Mike B.? Mark C.? Bill W? I was in Bushkill this past Saturday for the first time since 1970. How different. Seems like even the roads have been reconfigured.
Hey Bob - This is Lynn Barry. Remember me? I worked there also. They were my Dad's cousins, Kathy, Betty, Danny. I worked there when Kathy Mc. worked there.
lynn

New Port Richey, FL

#19 Jul 26, 2014
Deirdre wrote:
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You're right - the government did force us to sell the property for a dam that was never built. The area is pretty sad now, but it was a fun place and a fun time.
Hi Deidre - This is Steve Barry's daughter, Lynn. How are you? My dad passed 5 years ago. Mom is living in Scotsrun.
lynn

New Port Richey, FL

#20 Jul 26, 2014
Bob Elias wrote:
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Me too! Who is CDOG? Mike B.? Mark C.? Bill W? I was in Bushkill this past Saturday for the first time since 1970. How different. Seems like even the roads have been reconfigured.
Did you know the rival, FERNWOOD, closed?

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