The two Salem towns covered in this article are:
- Olde Salem-witch central
- New Salem-Quabbin reservoir
But according to Wikipedia there are @48 Salem’s in the US. They don’t list New Salem so I guess there are now 49ish Salem’s. 🙂
This article will only cover the two Salem town’s in Massachusetts.
Witch central – Olde Salem
Most everybody knows about Salem Massachusetts and the witch trials of 1692. They also know that Salem is witch central or Halloween town. A place that at the end of September through the end of October is brimming with Halloween goodness. Demons, pirates and Casper the ghost can be seen roaming the streets of Salem during October.
Just in case you don’t want to fight with all the traffic of downtown Salem, plan to visit on Thursday and Friday and your traffic headaches will be much less
Also in late October you can visit the nearby towns like Peabody, Danvers or Saugus and enjoy the fall foliage colors on the smaller farm roads. while locating farm stands and corn mazes.
New Salem at the Quabbin reservoir
Several years ago, Lisa and I, had the opportunity to do a few days around the Quabbin reservoir. We had no idea it was there But we always like to find and visit “Salem’s”.
If you check the map below you can see that one of the easiest routes to take is 114 out of Salem down I-95 to where it turns into the Mohawk Trail (Route 2).
You take 202 south at Orange and follow that down to New Salem and if you zoom in on the map you can see the roads that we took.
The new Salem images were taken on 13 October and the Olde Salem images were taken on average, from 15 to 25 October in various years. (From www.Jeff-foliage.com – the color shows up later at the coastline rather than central mass where it shows earlier).Explore Old Salem to New Salem | AllTrails.com (lien direct)
but people call me Jeff Foliage.
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I live in Salem, Massachusetts and work as a blogger and Travel Photographer. I'm also the founder of the New England Photography Guild.
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I started with Yankee Magazine as their first blogger on everything fall foliage. Now I blog on my own blog on my favorite subject, telling leaf peepers where the fall foliage is showing up in New England and helping them (to some extent) plan their fall foliage vacations.