A Historical Maritime Town
Full of marinas, sail makers and yacht yards, this scenic village boasts lovely harbor views and salted air. Rich with a long maritime history, Salem offered fifty plus wharves in the early 19th century. Today, Hatch’s Wharf (built 1819), and Central Wharf (built 1791) still retain their 19th century appearance.
Waterfront dining is complete with sounds of seagulls and salt breezes, lovely in summer and crisp in winter. Or venture towards Picking Wharf – a quaint, brick lined area for open air or inside options for lobster rolls and other culinary delights.
- Located on the North Shore – just 20 miles north of Boston
- Bakers Island Light Station located on Bakers Island
- Home to commercial lobster fishermen and approximately 3,000 lobster traps
Why we love it: Visit Salem Willows – a park with benches by the ocean. A perfect spot to enjoy a lobster roll picnic lunch!