A Lovers' lane is a secluded area where people kiss, make out, or more rarely, engage in sexual activity. These areas range from parking lots in secluded rural areas to places with extraordinary views of a cityscape or other feature.
There are several streets called Lovers Lane, including those at Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Kersey, Pennsylvania; Boonville, New York; Greenfield, Massachusetts; Southborough, Massachusetts; Northfield, Vermont; Riverton, Utah, Bowling Green, Kentucky, Portage, Michigan; Excelsior Springs, Missouri; Springfield, Missouri; Charlestown, New Hampshire; Sugar Hill, New Hampshire; Princeton, New Jersey; Slatington, Pennsylvania; Adliya, Bahrain; Dallas, Texas; Ravenna Township, Portage County, Ohio; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Ancaster, Ontario, Canada; Newark-on-Trent; Ludham (both in England) and Texarkana, Texas.
- The area on the south-east side of Fullers Bridge, which crosses the Lane Cove River, and is located near Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia, is a well-known Lovers' Lane.
- Lovers Lane is a famous road in St. Joseph, Missouri of which a popular poem by Eugene Field was written.
The bowdlerised version Love Lane is sometimes seen.
Many criminals take advantage of people engaging in kissing or any type of sexual contact, as those people are bound to be caught off-guard from a variety of criminals. Metropolitan Los Angeles is an area often associated with this type of crime.
In 1963, a lovers' lane site at Fuller's Bridge, Sydney became notorious as the location of the bodies of CSIRO scientist Dr. Gilbert Stanley Bogle and Mrs. Margaret Olive Chandler, the wife of one of his colleagues. The cause of death, while indicative of poisoning, couldn't be definitively determined, and apart from Mrs. Chandler's husband, Geoffrey, who was considered the prime suspect by the New South Wales Police, no one to-date has been charged. The Bogle-Chandler case has baffled law enforcement and forensic experts up to present day.
Several of the Zodiac Killer's victims were murdered in lovers' lanes in northern California.
- Born to Kill, Documentary Series https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG3acr-IyCE