Happy Halloween! The Paragon Carousel celebrated Halloween with our annual, season-ending Spooktacular Halloween Costume Party and Contest on Sunday, October 27. It was a wonderful end to a spectacular 85th season! Thank you so much for supporting the historic Paragon Carousel! Please watch a slide show of some of the happy little faces that visited us on this wonderful day!
Are you 85? Take a free spin on the carousel and enjoy an ice cream this week! If you share a birthday with the Paragon Carousel (born in 1928) please help us celebrate with a ride on the carousel and an ice cream cone from our creamery. Stop by this week!
The Paragon Carousel is 85 years old! To celebrate this milestone we are inviting all who are also 85 this year to ride the carousel and enjoy an ice cream during the last week in August! So if you and the carousel share the same birth year -- 1928 -- come on down and celebrate with us August 25-31!
Check out the current issue of AAA's magazine, Horizons. An article highlighting Hull mentions the historic Paragon Carousel.
Thanks to Maxwell McDonald for this great article!
|Hull, Mass., is small, but there’s much to do|
|By Maxwell McDonald|
WHY YOU SHOULD GO
Hull is geographically one of the smallest towns in Massachusetts, yet it has many miles of coastline. Nantasket is Hull’s most well-known beach, surrounded by shops and cafes. Many notable people have owned summer homes in Hull, including President John F. Kennedy’s grandfather, former Boston Mayor John F. Fitzgerald, and President Calvin Coolidge.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO
Paragon Carousel: It is the last-standing relic from Hull’s days as an amusement park. Although Paragon Park is long gone, people of all ages come for a spin on the carousel. This is my favorite part of my hometown!
Nantasket Beach: If you enjoy long beach walks, sand, surfing, kite surfing, sailing or swimming, then you will love Nantasket. It is a good beach for all ages.
Hull Lifesaving Museum: It is one of the oldest lifesaving stations ever, established in the early 19th century. The museum is filled with historic information about Hull.
WHERE YOU SHOULD EAT
Jake’s Seafood Restaurant and Fish Market: I think this is the best restaurant in town. It has excellent seafood, with all sorts of original dishes. It also has a great view of Steamboat Wharf Marina.
The Red Parrot: This is one of my favorites because it has a beautiful view of the ocean. It is great to come from a long day at the beach and sit down and have one of their burgers or fish sandwiches.
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Maxwell McDonald, 12, is the son of AAA members Alexandra and Michael McDonald of Hull.