An easy journey from Boston, Sarah Pollok finds Salem is more than just witches

Steeped in supernatural folklore and a grisly history, Salem is a city that needs little introduction. Infamous for its 1692 witch trials, where several citizens were sent to the gallows for practising witchcraft, it may well be America's spookiest city. But whether you're intrigued or indifferent to its mystical past, Salem is an ideal spot for Boston visitors to spend the day.

Getting there

For fans of seafaring transport who visit between late May and October, the Salem Ferry is a perfect option. It takes just

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