THERE AND BACK AGAIN travel blog

The grand reward

Ross Park Carousel

Beautiful Antique Horses

Beautiful Leah

Recreation Park Carousel

The Carousel House

Leah riding high

Pavilion At Recreation Park

Highland Park Carousel

Highland Park Carousel House

Highland Park Carousel sported this beautiful pig

Leah enjoyed the swing in Highland Park

George W. Johnson Park Carousel

George W. Johnson Park Carousel House

Ready to ride

C. Fred Johnson Carousel

C. Fred Johnson Carousel House

Leah

And now for the validation


Our trip today will take us from Port Ewen, New York, to Sayre, Pennsylvania.

After our goodbyes, we left Port Ewen and headed to the greater Binghamton, NY, area where the three of us enjoyed an afternoon riding the carousel circuit designed by Allan Herschell. Between 1919 and 1934 George F. Johnson, shoe manufacturer, donated six beautiful carousels to local parks. He believed carousels should be enjoyed by everyone and insisted that the municipalities never charge any money for their magical ride. They are preserved and housed in round houses. The parks have pools, picnic areas, bathhouses, playgrounds, ball fields and other family activities. Park locations:

C. Fred Johnson Park - 98 CFJ Boulevard, Johnson City

George W. Johnson Park - 201 Oak Hill Avenue, Endicott

Highland Park - 801 Hooper Road, Endwell

Recreation Park - 58-78 Beethoven Street, Binghamton

Ross Park - 60 Morgan Road, Binghamton

West Endicott Park - 501 Maple Street, Endicott

We rode each carousel running to each of the six parks until we completed the full circuit. After collecting a colored ticket from each carousel we had them validated. Once validated we were rewarded the magic button stating "I rode the carousel circuit". What a fun afternoon of our first day.



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