Lake in Oak Ridge
Long Time Ago

Colón, Costa Rica

#1 Jul 4, 2012
When I was a boy in the 50's my parents friends had a bungalow in Oak Ridge. There was a lake that was below he bungalows and a everything kind of store and ice cream parlor called Rudy's. I am wondering if anyone knows the name of the lake and if anyone knows what ever happened to Rudy's.
Janice Maher

New York, NY

#2 Jul 24, 2012
My family also stayed in a bungalow (Hilltop Cabins) in Oak Ridge, NJ, and I remember swimming in White Rock Lake. There were about 5 or 6 bungalows with a small pond behind them. In was around 1963. I was wondering if anyone could tell me where those bungalows are located so I could return to see them.
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George

United States

#3 Jul 26, 2012
It might be Long Wood Lake.
Long Time Ago wrote:
When I was a boy in the 50's my parents friends had a bungalow in Oak Ridge. There was a lake that was below he bungalows and a everything kind of store and ice cream parlor called Rudy's. I am wondering if anyone knows the name of the lake and if anyone knows what ever happened to Rudy's.
disgusted

Warrenville, IL

#4 Jul 31, 2012
Long Time Ago wrote:
When I was a boy in the 50's my parents friends had a bungalow in Oak Ridge. There was a lake that was below he bungalows and a everything kind of store and ice cream parlor called Rudy's. I am wondering if anyone knows the name of the lake and if anyone knows what ever happened to Rudy's.
could also be cozy lake, off oak ridge road. i believe rudy's became cliff's and that one failed. there's also another ice cream store near a very large liquor store, can't remember the name of it.
disgusted

Warrenville, IL

#5 Jul 31, 2012
FYI - during that period, most of the houses in these areas were bungalows and/or cottages. they are now just about all 4-season, year-round homes.

there's lake swananoa, greenwood lake....and the list goes on and on.
Janice Maher

Far Rockaway, NY

#6 Jul 31, 2012
I have heard that the area is very built up now....and there are even new and bigger roads that go through Oak Ridge. I recall swimming in White Rock Lake and remember my brothers fishing in a very big reservoir nearby. Of course no one had a car...we walked to everything or took bikes. Thanks for responding. I might just go there and look around...see if I recognize anything.
Back from CR

Denver, CO

#7 Jul 31, 2012
disgusted wrote:
FYI - during that period, most of the houses in these areas were bungalows and/or cottages. they are now just about all 4-season, year-round homes.
there's lake swananoa, greenwood lake....and the list goes on and on.
Thanks to all of you for your help. I just can't remember the name of the lake but I do remember a German name but can't remember it either. I don't know if the lake had a German name or if the owner did. I do remember that you had to pay and there was someone at the top of the stairs to collect the money unless you had a bungalow there, then it was free.

The stairs were typical beach stairs. The frame was made of wood and filled in with sand. I guess many stairs are made like that. Hope everyone finds what they are looking for.
Back from CR

Denver, CO

#8 Jul 31, 2012
Janice Maher wrote:
I have heard that the area is very built up now....and there are even new and bigger roads that go through Oak Ridge. I recall swimming in White Rock Lake and remember my brothers fishing in a very big reservoir nearby. Of course no one had a car...we walked to everything or took bikes. Thanks for responding. I might just go there and look around...see if I recognize anything.
BTW I did find this in my search

http://newjersey.hometownlocator.com/features...
Pete

Maryville, TN

#9 Apr 8, 2016
My uncle used to own the candy store next to RUDI's (Original Rudi's) My uncles store was called Ron's Lucheonette. My siblings and I went swimming at that lake also.
MEB

Budd Lake, NJ

#11 Aug 15, 2016
Does anyone remember the name of the restaurant across from Fairytale Forest back in the 70s/80s? The building is now occupied by Philadelphia Church Ministries I believe. Thanks in advance!!
Big Daddy

Newton, NJ

#12 Oct 1, 2016
Long Time Ago wrote:
When I was a boy in the 50's my parents friends had a bungalow in Oak Ridge. There was a lake that was below he bungalows and a everything kind of store and ice cream parlor called Rudy's. I am wondering if anyone knows the name of the lake and if anyone knows what ever happened to Rudy's.
Rudi's became an office building for the family who owned the lake we belonged to the lake at one time but the name escapes me. The Dunn family owned the lake which is still there but abandon and over grown. A great place to fish and hike. Rudy's had the best hamburgers. I miss that place.
Janice Maher

Forest Hills, NY

#13 Oct 1, 2016
Big Daddy wrote:
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Rudi's became an office building for the family who owned the lake we belonged to the lake at one time but the name escapes me. The Dunn family owned the lake which is still there but abandon and over grown. A great place to fish and hike. Rudy's had the best hamburgers. I miss that place.
Does anyone remember Hilltop Cabins in Oak Ridge? I think he was
five cabins on two sides of a road within a development.
There was a pond at a few bottom of the hill behind d the cabins.
Each cabin was a different color. We used to get a ride to
White Rock Lake. There was also a Catholic Church nearby.
I don't remember Fairytale Forest or Rudy's. Would like to
know what is there now.

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