It’s Almost Spooky Season in Salem, MA

It’s Halloween time in New England and you’ve either been to Salem before or you’re dying to go. As an OG Mainer, I have made the trip to Salem, Massachusetts in October for many years and it never fails to put me in the right spooky mood for the season.

For those of you who don’t know why Salem is the spooky capital of the U.S. and a staple for all-things Halloween in New England, here is a super quick synopsis: This little town in Massachusetts is most famously known for the Salem Witch Trials in 1692, a time of hysteria when 20 innocent people were killed for allegedly practicing witchcraft.

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Whether you’re a regular like me, or you’re going for the first time, this is a helpful breakdown for must-sees and must-dos in Salem, MA.

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