Salem, Massachusetts, a coastal community and city of approximately 41,000, occupies about 8 square miles. Incorporated as a town in 1630, it later became a city in 1836. Located sixteen miles northeast of Boston, Salem welcomes approximately one million visitors annually who come to learn about its history, and enjoy its many destinations, events, and attractions. Tourism is the largest industry in Salem and attracts an audience that is regional, national, and international. Popular events include concerts, art shows, boat shows, a film festival, a literary festival, a regional farmers market, summer-long ethnic festivals, road races, fundraisers, historic house tours, and of course a month-long celebration of Halloween.
Salem is blessed with a rich history, cultural and educational resources, and an extremely diverse population. Despite its focus on the past through historic preservation and conservation, it has a progressive outlook and is working hard to become a truly green and sustainable community. Visitors are encouraged to recycle paper and glass, aluminum, and plastic containers while visiting Salem. Please look for: Insert photo of brown recycling containers and blue and white container
For more information on what is going on in Salem, please go to:
Salem Chamber of Commerce – http://www.salem-chamber.org/
Salem Main Streets – http://www.salem-chamber.org/
Salem Farmers Market – http://www.salemfarmersmarket.org/ (June – October)