Lake Compounce Next, it’s on to Lake Compounce in Bristol, the oldest continuously operating amusement park in America. The rides are very up-to-date at Compounce, however, with three roller coasters (including the wonderful wooden Boulder Dash), an impressive array of waterslides, and many other rides that go up and down, around and around, or both. For details, please go to lakecompounce.com.

COURTESY OF LAKE COMPOUNCE