Picnic at the Grove 2021

Stricker's Grove Photos Taken: 05/29/2021 Posted: 06/18/2021

In this update, we share photos from our visit to Stricker's Grove as part of the American Coaster Enthusiasts Eastern Great Lakes region event: Picnic at the Grove. It was a great event with low crowds (ACE was one of two groups that day) which meant lots of rides on the park's two wooden coasters.

Stricker's Grove is traditionally closed to the public except for some community and holiday events towards the end of the season so getting a chance to visit was a treat.


Parking at Stricker's Grove
Parking - Stricker's Grove
Date Taken: 05/29/2021
Date Posted: 06/18/2021
We'll start with the arrival experience. Here's the parking lot!
Picnic Area at Stricker's Grove
Picnic Area - Stricker's Grove
Date Taken: 05/29/2021
Date Posted: 06/18/2021
Upon entry, there is a indoor dining area to the left and a picnic pavilion to the right.
Picnic Area at Stricker's Grove
Picnic Area - Stricker's Grove
Date Taken: 05/29/2021
Date Posted: 06/18/2021
Everyone seemed to immediately gravitate to the coasters initially.
Free Fall at Stricker's Grove
Free Fall - Stricker's Grove
Date Taken: 05/29/2021
Date Posted: 06/18/2021
Some attractions were not open because they had not been cleared to operate by the state yet.
The Tornado at Stricker's Grove
The Tornado - Stricker's Grove
Date Taken: 05/29/2021
Date Posted: 06/18/2021
The initial line for Tornado. Lots of people were excited to ride this for their first time.
The Tornado at Stricker's Grove
The Tornado - Stricker's Grove
Date Taken: 05/29/2021
Date Posted: 06/18/2021
Tornado is a legitimately fun wooden coaster. It is well taken care of and running great.
The Teddy Bear at Stricker's Grove
The Teddy Bear - Stricker's Grove
Date Taken: 05/29/2021
Date Posted: 06/18/2021
As there are only a handful of attractions, we found ourselves going around the park in a circle riding our favorites.
Mini Golf at Stricker's Grove
Mini Golf - Stricker's Grove
Date Taken: 05/29/2021
Date Posted: 06/18/2021
In the back there is a mini golf course. Today unlimited rounds were included in the price of admission.