While it’s probably snowing today up in Mass there’s good news too – the Paragon Carousel at Nantasket Beach opens for the weekend season tomorrow – Saturday April 2.
The carousel (Philadelphia Toboggan Company #85 for those keeping score) was originally part of Paragon Park Amusement Park that made Hull a recreation destination until it’s untimely shuttering in 1985. Here’s a link to some of the photos I took of it the last summer it was open and the summer it was closed:
If you like those photos here’s a link to the Paragon Park Memories Facebook Page, which is becoming a great resource for old photos and memories of this local landmark.
While the park is still gone I have plans to go to Nantasket this summer when back up home visiting the fam – I may even show up this summer to play Fascination! And it’s on my agenda to introduce the RetroRoadkids to this fave local summer destination, to see what summer fun was kinda like back when I was their age. C’mon summer (she says as it’s snowing out here in PA, no April foolin’)
205 Nantasket Avenue
Hull, MA 02045