Salem & Marblehead
Day 10 - Part 2 - Sunday - September 18
EC/NE Camping Adventure 2022
The second part of this day we headed over to Salem. This was our fourth visit in the last five years to Salem in the fall. It was more crowded this year, but nothing too bad. We got to see all the usual stops and I picked up a few new dresses at Modern Millie to cram into the trailer. 😜🤣 Seriously, if you like some of the great print retro dresses I wear, check out Modern Millie’s online shop!
After a little shopping and sightseeing in Salem we headed over to Marblehead! We discovered this beautiful town last year and wanted to make a return. Marblehead is so laidback and delightful. It also has a great history as the birthplace of the American Navy (although, nearby Beverly disputes this and says they hold that honor).
We just enjoy walking the streets and taking in the atmosphere. It is a bit like Provincetown, but WAY less crowded and less bustling.
The town is home to the Marblehead Light, Fort Sewall, Little Harbor, Marblehead Neck Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary, Crocker Park, and Devereux Beach. Archibald Willard's famous painting The Spirit of '76currently resides in Abbot Hall. We arrived too late in the day to visit the hall this time around, but it is well worth a visit.
Our next day on this camping adventure finds us heading north to New Hampshire for a few days.