You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Tip

Take the ferry from Boston to Salem in October

Conventures Inc.

Less than 20 miles northeast of Boston and four years older is the historic city of Salem. Best known as the place where, in 1692, twenty innocent victims were hanged and stoned to death as witches, Salem flourished during the 17th and 18th centuries as its merchant vessels circled the globe, bringing home great wealth. Arriving by boat is still the best way to visit Salem, especially during October, when parking lots overflow with Haunted House traffic. The Salem ferry from Long Wharf runs through Halloween. Grab a seat, smell the salty air, see the seaside estates of Marblehead, and 45 minutes later you arrive in Salem, stress-free. Your only worry is what costume to wear. Round trip is $27 for adults, $22 for children. Last ferry from Salem is at
8 p.m. on Saturdays.

Continue reading it below

Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of