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Dead Horse Beach

Dead Horse Beach

Located at the Salem Willows, Dead Horse Beach faces the Beverly harbor. It is one of the larger sandy beaches at The Willows and can…

Derby Wharf Light Station

The Derby Wharf Light Station was constructed in 1871 to better assist ships entering Salem Harbor. The lighthouse features a unique square design, and is…

Forest River Park

Forest River Park

With lots of trees, a dazzling view of the harbor, bike paths, picnic areas, two beaches, a playground, swimming pool, a baseball field, and even…

Running/Walking

In 2012, the Road Runners Club of America, the oldest and largest distance running organization in the United States, designated Salem as a Runner-Friendly Community….

Salem Common

Salem Common

Right in the heart of downtown Salem, this grassy green 8-acre public park has been a common area since the 17th Century. Great for picnics,…

Salem Cycle Bike Rentals

Hybrid Rentals: Specialized Alibi hybrids with rear racks starting at $7/hour for up to 4 hours, $5/hour for 4-8 hours, or $40 for 24 hours….

Salem Willows

Salem Willows

The Salem Willows is a scenic, seaside public park. One of Salem’s Treasures, Salem Willows is a great way to spend the day. With a…

Salem Woods

Salem Woods

Recognized by the Massachusetts Historical Commission and once used as a “common land” for pasturage of livestock in colonial times, the Salem Woods is now…

Waikiki Beach

Waikiki Beach

Located at Winter Island, Waikiki Beach is a great place to go swimming, walking, or sightseeing with family, friends, or a special loved one.

Winter Island Park

Winter Island Park

Come explore Winter Island! RV and tent camping, May 20-November 1. Walking tours of Winter Island, camp and gift store, function hall, public beach with…

From the Calendar

Lighthouse Lovers on Bakers Island

Join author and fellow lover of the light, Jeremy D’Entremont on a special excursion out to Bakers Island Light Station, a historic property owned by…

Fireworks Cruise with Mahi Cruises

Depart from Pickering Wharf at 8:00 or 7:45 (varies by vessel), and cruise over to Singing Beach, and will witness the magic of a July…

Salem Celebrates the Fourth

Celebrate Independence Day with live music and family programming at Salem Maritime National Historic Site and a fireworks extravaganza! Festivities begin at 5:00 p.m. with…

Wild Edibles at Bakers Island Light

Come join naturalist and wild foods enthusiast, Russ Cohen, on a special edible excursion out to Bakers Island Light Station, a historic property owned by…

Salem Maritime Festival

Join Salem Maritime National Historic Site for the 20th Annual Salem Maritime Festival as we celebrate our rich maritime history with ships, music, historical demonstrations,…

Bridge & Back 10K

The 2018 Bridge & Back 10K departs at 8:00 am from Tavern in the Square!  All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater…

Wild Fish Open Water Swim Festival

This 1, 1.5, and 2 mile swim event has been very successful averaging close to 200 swimmers each year! Wetsuits are suggested for this swim,…

Derby Street Mile

Join Salem Park and Recreation in its 14th Annual Derby Street Mile Road Race. Be sure to invite your friends and families to come join…

36th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival

You don’t get to see boats like this every day! See a wonderful variety of rare vintage motor yachts and sailboats. Meet skippers and crews…

Schooner Fame Sail for Gloucester Schooner Festival

On Sunday of Labor Day weekend,schooners will form up for a Parade of Sail and then head out to compete in the Mayor’s Race for…

Pioneer Village

Salem Spice Festival

Celebrate Salem’s long and fascinating history with exotic exports from around the world at Salem’s third annual Spice Festival. Spices, herbs and teas in food,…

Salem Road Race

Run in the 2nd Annual Salem Road Race 10K presented by Notch Brewing! Registration includes a race hoodie & finisher medal plus a post-race block…

Wicked Half Marathon

Take part in the 11th Annual Wicked in historic downtown Salem. Runners can participate in the USATF Certified Half Marathon, and participants have four hours…

Witch City 5K

Run through boo-tiful historic Salem! Get your best running costume ready for this annual Salem Haunted Happenings Event. A great way to begin your day…

Creepy Clown 3.33 Miler

Join in the costume fun in the Halloween Capital of the World! New this year is a 3.33 Miler for runners who want the same…

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