A client of mine is trading her Boston condo for a historic spot in Salem. As I sat at Milk & Honey Green Grocer for a bite to eat after the inspection, I came to appreciate why my client was drawn to this city by the sea.
Salem is known for the 17-century witch trials and Halloween festivities, but you can enjoy it any time of the year. If you’re looking for a fun summer day trip, consider heading north to Salem.
Salem offers easy access to the water with several options:
- kayaking from any number of Salem’s public beaches and parks
- Winter Island and Waikiki Beach, where you can camp and visit Pickering Lighthouse
- Salem Maritime National Historic Site with Derby Wharf Light Station
Parks and recreation
Pawnee, Indiana has nothing on Salem when it comes to having fun. While you’re there check out:
- Salem Willows with an old-fashioned arcade
- Salem Common hosts events throughout the year, such as a food truck festival, outdoor movies and concerts, and 19-century baseball exhibition games
- Forest River Park and Forest River Conservation Area
Museums and attractions
The Peabody Essex Museum may be the most well-known, but Salem offers more: