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Winter Island Park

#25 of 78 things to do in Salem Features Animals
50 Winter Island Rd, Salem, MA 01970-5767
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Excellent location for RV Campers. Beach area and fishing as well. Several historic att ractions... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rick D
Atlanta, Georgia
Amazing adventure

Great place for kids. It has everything you could want and it's so close to downtown Salem. Can't... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Christine M
Saugus, Massachusetts
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50 Winter Island Rd, Salem, MA 01970-5767
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent location for RV Campers. Beach area and fishing as well. Several historic att ractions in area and wonderfull restuarants. The area also has several areas for walkers and bicycle riders.

Thank Rick D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for kids. It has everything you could want and it's so close to downtown Salem. Can't wait to go again in the summer.

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I went there a number of times when I lived in Salem. There was a boat ramp there and it was convenient to kayak from there. Also there were picnic facilities and a nice view.

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We found this place by accident just because we were looking for lighthouses to visit. It was an adventure going down the stairs to the rocks around the lighthouse. It was so peaceful and they have lots of signs around telling about the history of...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Stopped in quickly to view the ocean. The staff at the gate were very friendly and the view was beautiful. The lighthouse was the best part.

Thank smitchell95
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We've camped here for the past five Octobers in a row. Winter Island is a piece of peace when we need to get away from the madding tourist crowds on Essex Street and Derby Street during "high season". Abundant wildlife, good campsites, adequate facilities, and...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Maybe I come after lunch so there's no beautiful sunset. I thought this place is just okay. Paid $5 parking/entrance fee but seeing it one time is enough. Light house is close to shore so you can take a good picture.

Thank Michelli2011
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Great sunsets, and of course, the lighthouse is amazing to see! Check this out in the off season, avoid the tourists!

Thank butterfly1016217
Reviewed 25 September 2016

There is an old WWII hangar in the park and the views of ocean are tremendous! The Fort Pickering light is an easy walk up an incline and there are also WWII bunkers to see.

Thank L R
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

THe campsite is okay, next to the sea. The biggest advantage is that with a short taxi ride, you can take the train into Boston. When we wanted to leave our sideslide would not go in and the maintenance guys came out to help. THeir...More

Thank Marijke W
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Is the beach near the pavilion area? Where is the pavilion located on the island?
7 June 2016|
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Hi, We are planning a trip to New England for Fall 2016 and are looking at flying in to Boston and renting an RV for about 5-6 weeks. Of that time we plan to spend about 4-6 days near Boston but will be travelling up to Nova Scotia and across to Montreal then back through Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine etc. If we were to stay at Winter Island how easy is it to travel into Boston on the Rockport line. Would we need to cycle to Salem station from the campground or is there a shuttle to the station? Thanks Stephen, Sydney Australia.
28 September 2015|
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Response from Erin D | Reviewed this property |
There is a Ferry in Salem that takes you into Boston near New England Aquarium and there is the T trains