The historic seaport of Salem, on the North Shore of Massachusetts, is best known as the site of the infamous “witch trials” of the late 1600’s, but boaters will find a lot more to love about the city than its past.
Upon entering the harbor from Salem Sound, you’ll see Winter Island to starboard. The island, once home to a military installation, is now a marine recreational park featuring seasonal dinghy and rack storage, an excellent all-tide boat ramp, RV and tent camping, scenic picnic areas, and the Fort Pickering Lighthouse.
Next to the powerplant is the Salem Harbor ferry terminal and dock, providing high-speed shuttle service to and from Boston Harbor. The dock also acommodates small cruise ships and other commercial vessels.
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BEWITCHED BY SALEM
Witches are usually the first things one associates with Salem, thanks to the “witch trials” of the late 1600s. But this seaside city offers more good magic than bad. Salem is teeming with maritime history and Colonial culture—and it’s all within easy reach of boaters arriving from the north or south.
DOCK & DINE: FINZ SEAFOOD & GRILL
NEW ENGLAND BOATING AND FISHING BEST BETS
283r Derby Street Salem, MA
Finz Seafood and Grill
86 Wharf Street Salem, MA
Lulu’s Bakery & Pantry
285 Derby Street Salem, MA
Essex’s NY Pizza & Deli
1 Church Street Salem, MA
Odd Meter Coffee Co.
60 Washington Street Salem, MA
281 Essex Street Salem, MA
Nathaniel’s in the Hawthorne Hotel
18 Washington Square West Salem, MA
247 Essex Street Salem, MA
HIGHLIGHTS OF SALEM
Nathaniel's In The Hawthorne Hotel
Salem’s famed author,
welcome hotel guests
Black Cat Tours
Longboards Restaurant & Bar
Eat and drink where the locals do!
Amelia Payson House
A short walk to all of Salem’s attractions
Hampton Inn Salem
Offers 113 beautiful new guest rooms.