fort pickering lighthouse salem massachusetts

Lighthouse and Lobster in Salem – Worth A Visit

Lighthouse Offers a Fun Combo with Lobster Rolls

Looking for a great before or after lunch activity and maybe a fun place to take a Shellfie (our version of a selfie.) Fort Pickering Lighthouse in Salem’s Winter Island Park offers harbor view all year long.

We suggest talking the Salem Trolley which stops at Winter Island and runs April – October.  Otherwise, you must pay to park unless you are a resident of Salem.   Our day trip suggestion  includes a walk around the harbor front of Salem where you’ll see the Friendship of Salem – a 171-foot replica of a 1797 merchant ship docked at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site and stops at Pickering Wharf for lobster!  Then, head to the lighthouse in the early evening.  When the sun starts to dip, it casts a lovely hue on the lighthouse and surrounding scenery.

Why we love it:  This lovely spot offers a great place to watch the sunset and offers great views of Salem, so bring your camera!

{Photo Credit: Jeremy D’Entremont, New England Lighthouses}

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