Monday, July 6, 2009

10 Free Things in Salem MA features a list of 10 Free Things to Do in Salem. It's a handy list to know, and any of the activities included will make for a lovely afternoon - especially when paired with an ice cream from Ben & Jerry's or Maria's Sweet Somethings - both of which are adjacent to the Heritage Trail.

Here's the abbreviated list. Click here for more complete information.

  1. See the two free films at the National Park Service sites: Where Past is Present, and To the Farthest Ports of the Rich East.
  2. Walk the African American History Trail and the Nathaniel Bowditch Trail: A Walking Tour of the Great Age of Sail.
  3. The McIntire Historic District Walking Trail and beautiful Chestnut Street
  4. The Ropes Mansion Gardens at 318 Essex Street.
  5. Salem Common is a favorite spot for jogging, reading, concerts, and wedding ceremonies.
  6. Take the half-mile walk out Derby Wharf to Derby Light and enjoy a beautiful view of Salem, Salem Harbor, and Marblehead.
  7. Salem Willows offers a waterside park, beaches, and a pier that is great for fishing and crabbing.
  8. Pause to reflect on the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 at the Witch Trial Memorial.
  9. Visit the Old Burying Point Cemetery (Charter Street).
  10. Follow the Heritage Trail, which is the red line painted on the sidewalk.

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