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The Witch House in Salem, Massachusetts

If you are a lover of Halloween like me, then it is a MUST that you make your way to Salem, Massachusetts at some point. It is a charming city that is considered a suburb of Boston and it is most famous for the 1692 Salem Witch Trials. Salem was also the filming location for the popular Disney Halloween film, Hocus Pocus, that was released in 1993!

During Halloween weekend 2020, my friend and I did a mini road trip north to Massachusetts to celebrate spooky season in Salem. Even though we went during an unfortunate time period in our world, it ended up working out for the best!

A woman in front of the Ropes Mansion during Halloween in Salem

Usually Salem is bombarded with crowds of people traveling from all over the world. Because it was a rainy weekend and public transportation to and from Boston was canceled, my friend and I were able to enjoy Salem without having to wait on lines. We were able to get reservations easily both on tours and also at restaurants.

Please know that all of the above is only because of this unique year! You will usually need to make reservations and plan way ahead of time.

The Harbor Light Inn in Marblehead, Massachusetts

Overall, we had a fun time exploring the spooky city of Salem! We got to learn more about the Salem Witch Trials, see the famous Hocus Pocus filming locations, eat at great restaurants, discover more of the city’s haunted scene and stay at the coziest bed and breakfast, Harbor Light Inn, in the charming town of Marblehead.

In this article, read all about the fun and spooky things to do during a trip to Salem around Halloween!

**During my time in Salem, Harbor Light Inn in Marblehead, MA hosted me for one night.


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Visiting Salem, MA During Hallowen

How to get to Salem:

Fall foliage during a Halloween trip to Salem

There are quite a few ways to get to Salem, Massachusetts. If you are coming from Boston, which is the closest city to Salem, it will be around a half hour to 45 minute-drive to and from each destination. Other ways to get to Salem from Boston is by the MBTA Commuter Rail and Salem Ferry.

For those coming from the New York City area, it will take around three hours and 45 minutes to over four hours to get to Salem, Massachusetts.

You could also take the Amtrak from New York Penn Station to Boston Back Bay Station on the Acela or Northeast Regional lines (it will take around three hours and 45 minutes to travel from NYC to Salem by train). From Back Bay, you will need to take the Orange Line to North Station (it will take around 10 minutes). Lastly, from North Station, you have to take another half hour train ride to Salem.

If you are traveling from Philadelphia, it will take five and a half hours to drive to Salem and it will take seven and a half hours to drive there from Washington D.C.

Federal Style buildings in Salem, Massachusetts

Whoever is traveling from faraway places, it is best to book a flight into Boston Logan International Airport and either take the MBTA Commuter Rail or the Salem Ferry to Salem, Massachusetts.

For anyone traveling to Salem during Halloween time, it is best that you organize your transportation in advance.

Staying at Harbor Light Inn in Marblehead:

The dining room in Harbor Light Inn

One of the highlights of my time in Salem during Halloween was staying at the charming and romantic Harbor Light Inn located in the quaint town of Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Overall, Harbor Light Inn is perfect for those looking for a solo escape, a girls’ trip and also a couples’ getaway! Marblehead is only a 15-minute drive to Salem and 40 minutes north of the heart of Boston.

I loved staying at Harbor Light Inn during my time in the Salem area because it was located in the peaceful and quiet town of Marblehead, which isn’t part of the Halloween madness that takes place in the famous witch city.

A beautiful room at Harbor Light Inn in Salem

Needless to stay, whenever you plan your Halloween trip to Salem, you will not be dealing with heavy crowds, traffic and long wait lines during an overnight stay in Marblehead.

Harbor Light Inn was established in 1792 and it includes lovely areas to sit and relax. I loved how cozy all of the rooms were. My favorite place in the inn was the living room that included a fireplace and a seating area. It was decorated with fun Halloween decorations that made the room even more inviting.

A woman warming up to a fireplace at Harbor Light in during a Halloween trip to Salem

In addition, this lovely inn offers a great buffet breakfast every morning. (Due to the 2020 global events, all guests who plan to have breakfast at the inn will need to fill out a breakfast form and submit it to reception before the evening the day prior to.)

For breakfast, we had a choice of choosing between coffee and tea, orange and cranberry juice as well as different cereals. We also got to choose if we wanted to enjoy banana bread and quiche. I had a coffee, orange juice and banana bread during my morning at Harbor Light Inn. Everything was great!

A tavern decorated for Halloween at Harbor Light Inn

The inn also has a tavern, free onsite parking, a pool to enjoy in the summer and quick and easy access to all of the best spots in Marblehead – the harbor, shops, galleries, historic homes and restaurants.

During my friend and I’s stay at Harbor Light Inn, we enjoyed a lovely king room located on the third floor that featured stunning cathedral ceilings with wooden beams, a fireplace, television, desk, individual heat control and an en-suite bathroom.

A woman enjoying her hotel room at Harbor Light Inn

I adored our room at Harbor Light Inn! Our time in Massachusetts was cold and raining, so staying at this beautiful inn made us feel warm, welcomed and cozy!

(After our day exploring Salem, there was nothing better than coming back to Harbor Light Inn and warming up next to their fireplace.)

Things to do during Halloween in Salem:

Gulu-Gulu Cafe during Halloween weekend in Salem

Enjoy the Local Restaurants:

One of the best parts about visiting Salem anytime of the year, not just during Halloween, is that they offer great restaurants and eateries.

Below are the two restaurants my friend and I ate at during our Halloween weekend in Salem:

Gulu-Gulu Café (Coffee and Sandwich Shop): Recommended by a high school friend, Eating with Tayyy, Gulu-Gulu Café is a must visit during Halloween in Salem!

Gulu-Gulu is known as Salem’s artisan sandwich shop and craft beer bar and it offers a bohemian ambiance with great decorations and fun Halloween vibes!

My friend and I came here for lunch and I savored a delicious Nutella and strawberry crepe while my friend got the grilled cheese sandwich with a salad. We both enjoyed a local IPA with our meals. Everything was delicious!

A chocolate and strawberry crepe from Gulu-Gulu Cafe in Salem

Ledger (New American Restaurant): Known as another great gem in Salem that was recommended by my friend, My Darling Passport, Ledger is situated in a former bank and it features a luxury ambiance with great dishes.

Ledger has both indoor and outdoor dining for dinner and brunch. I absolutely LOVED the food here and the atmosphere was both swanky and cozy.

During our dinner at Ledger, I savored the spaghetti alle vongole dish (spaghetti and clams) in a white wine sauce and my friend had the skirt steak. We both enjoyed a red wine with our dinners and were completely satisfied!

Spaghetti and clams from Ledger in Salem
Other great restaurants to check out in Salem:

Check out a Cidery or Brewery:

A craft beer from Salem during Halloween

In addition to savoring delicious food in Salem, there are also a handful of great spots to enjoy a drink at!

During my friend and I’s time in Salem during Halloween, Notch Brewing was not opened due to the unfortunate circumstances going on in the world. They didn’t want to draw extra crowds to Salem during Halloween weekend in 2020, but the brewery usually is open any other time.

Even though I still talk about Notch Brewing below, we only went to Far from the Tree cidery during our weekend in Salem.

Cider from Far from the Tree in Salem during Halloween

Far from the Tree (Cidery): A Halloween trip to Salem would not be complete without some apple cider!

During my friend and I’s time in Salem, we made reservations at Far from the Tree, which is a great craft cider house that specializes in unique, high-quality hard cider made from local apples and all-natural ingredients.

Since it was raining when we visited Far from the Tree, we sat in their tent on their patio and enjoyed a flight of different ciders. I tried the “Macashuetts”, which is a dry McIntosh apple cider; “Rye in the Wood”, which is a dry rye whiskey barrel-aged cider; “Apple of my Chai”, which is a semi-sweet chai tea cider and “Mood Slime”, which is a sweet lychee and hot chili pepper cider.

I will admit that the ciders at Far from the Tree are rather unique, but they are super tasty! Both my friend and I also had the mulled cider to warm up to as well.

Please note that in the state of Massachusetts, you will need to purchase food with your drink order at any restaurant or bar. In that case, we got some empanadas to enjoy with our cider.

Craft beer flight

Notch Brewing (Brewery): Notch Brewing launched in 2010 and is considered the first brewing company in the United States to focus exclusively on session beer.

Notch offers a brewery, tap room and biergarten for visitors to enjoy! In addition to tasting Notch’s selection of beers, you could also take a tour of the brewery to learn about the production process.

Learn About the Salem Witches:

A woman in front of The Witch House in Salem during Halloween

One of the best reasons why Salem is the perfect place to visit during Halloween is because the city was where the Salem Witch Trials began in the spring of 1692.

A group of young girls in Salem Village were claimed to be possessed by the devil and there was a lot of blame among several women in Salem of witchcraft. Hysteria spread throughout colonial New England and the first convicted witch, Bridget Bishop, was hung.

18 other women were hung following Bridget Bishop and 150 more were accused of witchcraft shortly after that.

In September 1692, Massachusetts General Court later annulled the guilty verdicts against accessed witches and granted indemnities to their families.

A house decorated for Halloween in Salem

There was belief that the supernatural and devil’s practice of giving witches the power to harm others had emerged in Europe as early as the 14th Century and it was quickly brought over to colonial Massachusetts.

During that time, there were a lot of aftereffects in regards to the British war with France, a smallpox epidemic and rivalry against neighboring Native American tribes along with the more affluent community of Salem. There was a lot of bitterness, suspicions, fears and resentment.

Nowadays, Salem embraces its witch heritage and history. You could find numerous witchcraft shops all throughout downtown Salem and there are fun decorations placed throughout the city from homes to hotels and restaurants to other local businesses.

A few great places to learn about the Salem Witch Trials are at the Salem Witch Museum, The Witch House and House of the Seven Gables.

Salem Witch Museum: A visit to the Salem Witch Museum allows you to view a few key sites in and around the Boston area that are related to the events that happened in 1692.

During your time at the Salem Witch Museum, you could do the Witch Trials Self-Guided Tour that gives you a better understanding of everything that happened in Salem, Massachusetts.

You could also experience the history of Salem through this museum virtually! On the Salem Witch Museum’s website, there are great fall recipes, television shows and movie recommendations that take place in the city.

The Witch House during Halloween in Salem

The Witch House: Another great spot to learn more about the Salem Witch Trials during Halloween is The Witch House.

Also known as the Jonathan Corwin House, The Witch House was once the home of Judge Jonathan Corwin and it is the only structure in the city that you can visit with direct ties to the witch trials.

A tour around The Witch House allows you to learn about the latest research on how the trials began and the circumstances that brought them to an end.

House of the Seven Gables: A great museum to visit if you want to get a better understanding of how things looked in Salem around the witch trials’ era is the House of the Seven Gables, located on the waterfront.

This 17th Century mansion was the home used as inspiration in a novel written by author Nathaniel Hawthorne. His ancestor James Hathorne was one of the judges during the witch trials. Nathaniel changed the spelling of his last name due to the fact that he was related to one of the judges during that time.

Salem Walking Tours: Another great way to learn about the witch trials in Salem is by doing an educational walking tour around the city.

You could participate in a daytime tour with Witch City Walking Tours and also do an evening tour with Bewitched After Dark.

Make Your Way to the Hocus Pocus Spots:

Hocus Pocus house in Salem, Massachusetts

Even though the Disney film Hocus Pocus came out in 1993, I first saw it during a Language Arts class in 6th grade when I was 11 years old. Since seeing the movie that very first time, I have enjoyed watching it every Halloween season following that.

Hocus Pocus is a fun Halloween movie that takes place in Salem, Massachusetts. The Dennison family moved to Salem from Los Angeles around Halloween time and as the teenage son Max settles in, he meets a girl Allison and explores an abandoned witch house with her and his little sister Dani.

A plaque from the Ropes Mansion in Salem

After arriving at the abandoned home, Allison tells a superstitious story and Max ends up freeing a coven of three evil witches. With the help of a cat named Binx, the three kids steel the witches’ book of spells to stop them becoming immortal.

Overall, Hocus Pocus is a classic (especially for us 90’s kids) and it is so much fun to walk around Salem and see all of the filming locations from the movie.

A woman standing in front of the Ropes Mansion in Salem during Halloween

In addition, Salem in general is a beautiful town filled with stunning homes and breathtaking fall foliage to admire.

Below is where you could enjoy the Hocus Pocus spots in Salem:

  • The Ropes Mansion (Allison’s House); 42.521324, -70.899869
  • Old Town Hall (Halloween Party); 42.521140, -70.894554
  • Pioneer Village in Forest River Park (Salem Village during the opening scene); 42.508043, -70.884848
  • Phillips Elementary School on Salem Common, which is now a regular office building (Max & Allison’s School); 42.523042, -70.888221
  • Old Burial Hill in Marblehead (Cemetery); 42.510680, -70.846381
  • The residential home of Max and Dani’s house; 42.508929, -70.887844

Participate on an Evening Haunted Tour:

Old Town Hall in Salem during a ghost tour around Halloween

Visiting Salem during Halloween would not be complete without doing a haunted evening tour. I have done ghost tours in New Orleans, Charleston, Savannah and Edinburgh, so I was well prepared for the haunted walking tour in Salem.

I will admit that out of all of the ghost tours I’ve done throughout my travels, Salem was the least spooky for me. I don’t know if it was because of the specific tour I did in Salem or that I just became fearless.

A haunted alleyway in Salem, Massachusetts

The tour company I went through for my ghost tour around Salem was the Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour by Salem Historic Tours. Two other great companies to do a haunted tour through are Black Cat Tours and Spellbound Tours.

During the Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour, we followed our guide during a lantern-lit stroll through downtown Salem, the McIntire District and the Seaport area.

A cemetery in Salem, Massachusetts

Even though there are so many haunted spots in Salem, a few locations we visited on our tour were The Burying Point (Historic Graveyard), the old police station, Old Town Hall, an alley off of Higginson Square, the Joshua Ward House, The Witch House, Ropes Mansion as well as the gardens behind the house, The Salem InnCurwen House and we ended at the Broad Street Cemetery.  

Some other haunted places in Salem that we didn’t get to visit on our ghost tour was Rockafella’s restaurant, Salem’s Underground Tunnels, Cinema Salem, Wicked Good Books, The Hawthorne Hotel, The Grimshawe House, Pickman House and Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery.

A happy woman exploring the homes in Salem during Halloween

The spookiest story for me was from the Ropes Mansion (Allison’s house from Hocus Pocus). Abigail Ropes, who resided in this house, was burnt alive during a house fire. She passed away and people have claimed they’ve felt Abigail’s presence, heard her screams and have even seen her ghost!

The Ropes Mansion has caught on fire numerous times since Abigail’s death and the latest fire was in 2009. Many locals question if the house is just predisposed to fires or if it is paranormal activity causing it.

Have Fun on a Haunted Happenings Event:

A house decorated for Halloween in Salem

Every year, Salem Haunted Happenings offers unique Halloween experiences for people to enjoy during their visit.

Even though I visited Salem during a unique year, Salem Haunted Happenings usually offers a Halloween half marathon, costume contests, a market and so much more to both locals and visitors. Click here to discover all of the fun and spooky events happening in the city.

Another interesting place to visit in Salem during Halloween is Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery.

This creepy place is a museum that offers exhibits on horror, sci-fi and fantasy film and there is also a renowned haunted house.

Shop Around Salem:

A store decorated for Halloween in Salem

Salem offers amazing shopping! Not only could you meander through boutique clothing apparel stores like J Mode, there are also fun witch shops such as HausWitch. Crow Haven Corner is a cool spot for healing crystals, psychic readings, candles, incense and so much more!

Overall, Salem is an adorable town to wander through. I loved the brick walkways, beautiful Federal-style architecture and of course, all of the amazing Halloween decorations!

Stroll through the Seashore Town of Marblehead:

The coastal town of Marblehead, Massachusetts

Known as one of the best places to live in Massachusetts, Marblehead is one of the quaintest towns to enjoy just steps outside of Salem.

Like I mention above, I stayed in the town of Marblehead at Harbor Light Inn. This quaint coastal town started as a renowned fishing village.

One of the top things to do in Marblehead is a historic home walk. There are hundreds of beautiful colonial homes that date back to the 17th and 18th Century and they are all totally worth paying a visit to.

The historical streets of Marblehead

Other lovely things to do in Marblehead, Massachusetts are to walk through the town and go shopping. There are numerous boutique shops, home décor stores and art galleries. Also, check out the beautiful Marblehead Lighthouse and Fort Sewall!

A few great restaurants to check out in Marblehead are The Landing (English Pub), The Barnacle (Seafood Restaurant), 5 Corners Kitchen (American Bistro), Maddie’s Sail Loft (Seafood Restaurant), Casa Mia Cucina Italiana (Italian Restaurant), Little Harbor Lobster Company (Seafood Restaurant) and Soall Bistro (Vietnamese Restaurant).

No matter what, you will definitely not be disappointed when you visit Marblehead. The town is a lot more peaceful than Salem and it is the perfect place to take a stroll.

A snowstorm in Marblehead, Massachusetts

When I woke up at Harbor Light Inn on my second day, it was a beautiful winter wonderland! There was nothing more perfect than taking a stroll through the quaint streets and feeling like you’ve been brought to another era.

Take a Day Trip to Boston:

Beacon Hill in Boston

Since Salem is so close to Massachusetts’ capital Boston, it is a MUST that you visit this amazing city during your Halloween trip!

I’ve been to Boston twice and some of the recommendations I have are to stay at The Liberty Hotel, which is the former Charles Street Jail; wander through the charming area of Beacon Hill; walk through the Boston Public Garden and Boston Common; enjoy local bars and restaurants; go shopping on Newbury Street; watch the sunset on the Boston Harbor and enjoy one of Boston’s best breweries!


A woman enjoying her hotel room at Harbor Light Inn

I hope you all enjoyed discovering the spookiest things to do during a Halloween trip to Salem, Massachusetts and reading about my time staying at Harbor Light Inn!

If you have any questions about my trip to Salem, please email me at [email protected]

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41 Comments

  1. Bucketlist Bri on November 3, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    I would love to visit the Salem Witch Museum. So crazy to think about the events & history there! Also how weird to think of crowds and normal Halloween festivities before 2020. Halloween has always been one of my favorite times of the year too!

    • Taylor Deer on November 3, 2020 at 4:35 pm

      Right?! It is so cool! Also, yes, normally Salem is mobbed with so many people during Halloween weekend. It was actually quite dead when I was there. You totally have to make your way to Salem at some point. 🙂

  2. Katie on November 4, 2020 at 8:33 am

    It looks super spooky there at Halloween! But your hotel looks amazing!

    • Taylor Deer on November 4, 2020 at 9:41 am

      It really was Katie! I also loved staying at that inn. It was so cozy. 🙂

  3. Elena Pappalardo on November 6, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    You’ve definitely convinced me to do Salem, Taylor! Also, your stay at Harbor Light in looks absolutely charming!

    • Taylor Deer on November 7, 2020 at 10:25 am

      Yay! I know you will totally love Salem! It’s such a fun place and I know how much you love Halloween lol

  4. Elena Pappalardo on November 6, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    **Harbor Light Inn!!

  5. Shannon on November 6, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    I would love to visit Salem on Halloween! The Harbor Light Inn looks great!

    • Taylor Deer on November 7, 2020 at 10:26 am

      Yes, it is such a blast Shannon. 🙂

  6. Carley on November 6, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Lovely post! I visited Salem around Halloween a few years back and had SUCH fun – what a great time to be there. Great photos 🙂

    • Taylor Deer on November 7, 2020 at 10:26 am

      Thank you Carley! I really had so much fun there too. 🙂

  7. Albi on November 7, 2020 at 5:45 am

    Salem looks like one of the most Halloweeny cities I can imagine. Love the atmosphere from your pictures!

    • Taylor Deer on November 7, 2020 at 10:27 am

      It really is the perfect Halloween town! Thank you so much, it actually rained really hard when I was there.

  8. Sarah on November 7, 2020 at 7:13 am

    This looks like so much fun! Definitely a place I’d want to visit in October. I’d be getting to that witch museum! The history is crazy and I love the architecture. So beautiful!

    • Taylor Deer on November 7, 2020 at 10:28 am

      Yes, I highly recommend visiting during October! It is the perfect Halloween town. 🙂

  9. Ashley on November 7, 2020 at 8:50 am

    As a Massachusetts resident, I love visiting Salem, especially in the fall. And Notch Brewery is one of my favorite spots! Too bad they weren’t open this year. Such a good post!

    • Taylor Deer on November 7, 2020 at 10:28 am

      Thank you so much Ashley! I definitely want to get back next year to experience it during better times. 🙂

  10. Margie on November 7, 2020 at 11:19 am

    We had planned to visit this year, but it didn’t happen. Salem is such a perfect town to visit in October and your post summarized it well. I saved it for a future trip. Thanks!

    • Taylor Deer on November 7, 2020 at 6:32 pm

      Thank you Margie! I really hope you get to go next year. 🙂

  11. Katie on November 7, 2020 at 11:26 am

    Salem looks like such a unique place to visit, I would love to go! Thanks for all the tips and advice, it is interesting to see there are different Halloween activities going on too. Bookmarked for future travels!

    • Taylor Deer on November 7, 2020 at 6:33 pm

      It totally is a great place to visit! I had so much fun during Halloween. You would love it too. 🙂

  12. Ophelie on November 7, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    I would love to visit Salem! I really enjoy reading and watching stories about witches 🙂 . You made me wanna watch the movie Hocus Pocus again!

    • Taylor Deer on November 7, 2020 at 6:34 pm

      It’s such a fun place to visit during Halloween. If you make your way to Boston during fall, definitely visit Salem. 🙂

  13. Taylor Taverna on November 7, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    This is such a great guide! I’ve actually never visited Salem, but I agree that Halloween feels like the best time to do it. Maybe next fall!

    • Taylor Deer on November 7, 2020 at 6:35 pm

      Thank you Taylor and definitely go next fall. It is so fun! 🙂

  14. Paula Martinelli on November 7, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    I cannot believe I have never been to Salem yet, and your post and pictures really made me add to my bucket list, hopefully, next year I will be able to visit.

    • Taylor Deer on November 7, 2020 at 6:35 pm

      Thank you Paula! It really is such a fun place. 🙂

  15. Cristina on November 7, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    This is such a great post, Taylor 😊 All your pictures and recommendations make me want to visit Salem in the future. I hadn’t heard of this place before, but it would be amazing to experience Halloween there!

    • Taylor Deer on November 7, 2020 at 6:35 pm

      Thank you Cristina! Definitely visit Salem if you make your way to Boston. 🙂

  16. Marisa on November 7, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    Salem, MA looks like such an adorable town and the perfect place to spend Halloween! I hope to make it there one day!

    • Taylor Deer on November 8, 2020 at 12:17 am

      It really is a lot of fun during the month of October. I know you’d love it. 🙂

  17. roshni on November 7, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    Wow I would never have thought of salem as a foodie place – but it looks it!!

    • Taylor Deer on November 8, 2020 at 12:18 am

      Yes, the food was so delicious there! I wish I had time to go to more restaurants in Salem. 🙂

  18. Sam on November 8, 2020 at 12:10 am

    Such a great guide! I have wanted to visit during Halloween time for so long! Ill deff be referring back to this guide =)

    • Taylor Deer on November 8, 2020 at 12:19 am

      Thank you so much Sam! You totally have to go to Salem in the future. 🙂

  19. Katie on November 8, 2020 at 2:07 am

    I visited Salem in October last year and in 2012 and it is a great Halloween destination. I hadn’t thought about visiting the Hocus Pocus film sites – great idea!

    • Taylor Deer on November 8, 2020 at 9:29 am

      It really is a great Halloween spot! I loved it. 🙂

  20. Cosette on November 8, 2020 at 2:42 am

    Great things to do for Halloween and without crowds! That was a treat to wake up to a winterwonderland the second day. Always love that.

    • Taylor Deer on November 8, 2020 at 9:29 am

      Yes, it was so nice! I loved it. 🙂

  21. Abigail Reagan on November 9, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    Salem is my hometown!! I loved reading about it from your perspective. Thanks for sharing!

    • Taylor Deer on November 13, 2020 at 9:32 am

      Ah no way! It is so beautiful! I really enjoyed my Halloween there. 🙂

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The Witch House in Salem, Massachusetts

If you are a lover of Halloween like me, then it is a MUST that you make your way to Salem, Massachusetts at some point. It is a charming city that is considered a suburb of Boston and it is most famous for the 1692 Salem Witch Trials. Salem was also the filming location for the popular Disney Halloween film, Hocus Pocus, that was released in 1993!

During Halloween weekend 2020, my friend and I did a mini road trip north to Massachusetts to celebrate spooky season in Salem. Even though we went during an unfortunate time period in our world, it ended up working out for the best!

A woman in front of the Ropes Mansion during Halloween in Salem

Usually Salem is bombarded with crowds of people traveling from all over the world. Because it was a rainy weekend and public transportation to and from Boston was canceled, my friend and I were able to enjoy Salem without having to wait on lines. We were able to get reservations easily both on tours and also at restaurants.

Please know that all of the above is only because of this unique year! You will usually need to make reservations and plan way ahead of time.

The Harbor Light Inn in Marblehead, Massachusetts

Overall, we had a fun time exploring the spooky city of Salem! We got to learn more about the Salem Witch Trials, see the famous Hocus Pocus filming locations, eat at great restaurants, discover more of the city’s haunted scene and stay at the coziest bed and breakfast, Harbor Light Inn, in the charming town of Marblehead.

In this article, read all about the fun and spooky things to do during a trip to Salem around Halloween!

**During my time in Salem, Harbor Light Inn in Marblehead, MA hosted me for one night.


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Visiting Salem, MA During Hallowen

How to get to Salem:

Fall foliage during a Halloween trip to Salem

There are quite a few ways to get to Salem, Massachusetts. If you are coming from Boston, which is the closest city to Salem, it will be around a half hour to 45 minute-drive to and from each destination. Other ways to get to Salem from Boston is by the MBTA Commuter Rail and Salem Ferry.

For those coming from the New York City area, it will take around three hours and 45 minutes to over four hours to get to Salem, Massachusetts.

You could also take the Amtrak from New York Penn Station to Boston Back Bay Station on the Acela or Northeast Regional lines (it will take around three hours and 45 minutes to travel from NYC to Salem by train). From Back Bay, you will need to take the Orange Line to North Station (it will take around 10 minutes). Lastly, from North Station, you have to take another half hour train ride to Salem.

If you are traveling from Philadelphia, it will take five and a half hours to drive to Salem and it will take seven and a half hours to drive there from Washington D.C.

Federal Style buildings in Salem, Massachusetts

Whoever is traveling from faraway places, it is best to book a flight into Boston Logan International Airport and either take the MBTA Commuter Rail or the Salem Ferry to Salem, Massachusetts.

For anyone traveling to Salem during Halloween time, it is best that you organize your transportation in advance.

Staying at Harbor Light Inn in Marblehead:

The dining room in Harbor Light Inn

One of the highlights of my time in Salem during Halloween was staying at the charming and romantic Harbor Light Inn located in the quaint town of Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Overall, Harbor Light Inn is perfect for those looking for a solo escape, a girls’ trip and also a couples’ getaway! Marblehead is only a 15-minute drive to Salem and 40 minutes north of the heart of Boston.

I loved staying at Harbor Light Inn during my time in the Salem area because it was located in the peaceful and quiet town of Marblehead, which isn’t part of the Halloween madness that takes place in the famous witch city.

A beautiful room at Harbor Light Inn in Salem

Needless to stay, whenever you plan your Halloween trip to Salem, you will not be dealing with heavy crowds, traffic and long wait lines during an overnight stay in Marblehead.

Harbor Light Inn was established in 1792 and it includes lovely areas to sit and relax. I loved how cozy all of the rooms were. My favorite place in the inn was the living room that included a fireplace and a seating area. It was decorated with fun Halloween decorations that made the room even more inviting.

A woman warming up to a fireplace at Harbor Light in during a Halloween trip to Salem

In addition, this lovely inn offers a great buffet breakfast every morning. (Due to the 2020 global events, all guests who plan to have breakfast at the inn will need to fill out a breakfast form and submit it to reception before the evening the day prior to.)

For breakfast, we had a choice of choosing between coffee and tea, orange and cranberry juice as well as different cereals. We also got to choose if we wanted to enjoy banana bread and quiche. I had a coffee, orange juice and banana bread during my morning at Harbor Light Inn. Everything was great!

A tavern decorated for Halloween at Harbor Light Inn

The inn also has a tavern, free onsite parking, a pool to enjoy in the summer and quick and easy access to all of the best spots in Marblehead – the harbor, shops, galleries, historic homes and restaurants.

During my friend and I’s stay at Harbor Light Inn, we enjoyed a lovely king room located on the third floor that featured stunning cathedral ceilings with wooden beams, a fireplace, television, desk, individual heat control and an en-suite bathroom.

A woman enjoying her hotel room at Harbor Light Inn

I adored our room at Harbor Light Inn! Our time in Massachusetts was cold and raining, so staying at this beautiful inn made us feel warm, welcomed and cozy!

(After our day exploring Salem, there was nothing better than coming back to Harbor Light Inn and warming up next to their fireplace.)

Things to do during Halloween in Salem:

Gulu-Gulu Cafe during Halloween weekend in Salem

Enjoy the Local Restaurants:

One of the best parts about visiting Salem anytime of the year, not just during Halloween, is that they offer great restaurants and eateries.

Below are the two restaurants my friend and I ate at during our Halloween weekend in Salem:

Gulu-Gulu Café (Coffee and Sandwich Shop): Recommended by a high school friend, Eating with Tayyy, Gulu-Gulu Café is a must visit during Halloween in Salem!

Gulu-Gulu is known as Salem’s artisan sandwich shop and craft beer bar and it offers a bohemian ambiance with great decorations and fun Halloween vibes!

My friend and I came here for lunch and I savored a delicious Nutella and strawberry crepe while my friend got the grilled cheese sandwich with a salad. We both enjoyed a local IPA with our meals. Everything was delicious!

A chocolate and strawberry crepe from Gulu-Gulu Cafe in Salem

Ledger (New American Restaurant): Known as another great gem in Salem that was recommended by my friend, My Darling Passport, Ledger is situated in a former bank and it features a luxury ambiance with great dishes.

Ledger has both indoor and outdoor dining for dinner and brunch. I absolutely LOVED the food here and the atmosphere was both swanky and cozy.

During our dinner at Ledger, I savored the spaghetti alle vongole dish (spaghetti and clams) in a white wine sauce and my friend had the skirt steak. We both enjoyed a red wine with our dinners and were completely satisfied!

Spaghetti and clams from Ledger in Salem
Other great restaurants to check out in Salem:

Check out a Cidery or Brewery:

A craft beer from Salem during Halloween

In addition to savoring delicious food in Salem, there are also a handful of great spots to enjoy a drink at!

During my friend and I’s time in Salem during Halloween, Notch Brewing was not opened due to the unfortunate circumstances going on in the world. They didn’t want to draw extra crowds to Salem during Halloween weekend in 2020, but the brewery usually is open any other time.

Even though I still talk about Notch Brewing below, we only went to Far from the Tree cidery during our weekend in Salem.

Cider from Far from the Tree in Salem during Halloween

Far from the Tree (Cidery): A Halloween trip to Salem would not be complete without some apple cider!

During my friend and I’s time in Salem, we made reservations at Far from the Tree, which is a great craft cider house that specializes in unique, high-quality hard cider made from local apples and all-natural ingredients.

Since it was raining when we visited Far from the Tree, we sat in their tent on their patio and enjoyed a flight of different ciders. I tried the “Macashuetts”, which is a dry McIntosh apple cider; “Rye in the Wood”, which is a dry rye whiskey barrel-aged cider; “Apple of my Chai”, which is a semi-sweet chai tea cider and “Mood Slime”, which is a sweet lychee and hot chili pepper cider.

I will admit that the ciders at Far from the Tree are rather unique, but they are super tasty! Both my friend and I also had the mulled cider to warm up to as well.

Please note that in the state of Massachusetts, you will need to purchase food with your drink order at any restaurant or bar. In that case, we got some empanadas to enjoy with our cider.

Craft beer flight

Notch Brewing (Brewery): Notch Brewing launched in 2010 and is considered the first brewing company in the United States to focus exclusively on session beer.

Notch offers a brewery, tap room and biergarten for visitors to enjoy! In addition to tasting Notch’s selection of beers, you could also take a tour of the brewery to learn about the production process.

Learn About the Salem Witches:

A woman in front of The Witch House in Salem during Halloween

One of the best reasons why Salem is the perfect place to visit during Halloween is because the city was where the Salem Witch Trials began in the spring of 1692.

A group of young girls in Salem Village were claimed to be possessed by the devil and there was a lot of blame among several women in Salem of witchcraft. Hysteria spread throughout colonial New England and the first convicted witch, Bridget Bishop, was hung.

18 other women were hung following Bridget Bishop and 150 more were accused of witchcraft shortly after that.

In September 1692, Massachusetts General Court later annulled the guilty verdicts against accessed witches and granted indemnities to their families.

A house decorated for Halloween in Salem

There was belief that the supernatural and devil’s practice of giving witches the power to harm others had emerged in Europe as early as the 14th Century and it was quickly brought over to colonial Massachusetts.

During that time, there were a lot of aftereffects in regards to the British war with France, a smallpox epidemic and rivalry against neighboring Native American tribes along with the more affluent community of Salem. There was a lot of bitterness, suspicions, fears and resentment.

Nowadays, Salem embraces its witch heritage and history. You could find numerous witchcraft shops all throughout downtown Salem and there are fun decorations placed throughout the city from homes to hotels and restaurants to other local businesses.

A few great places to learn about the Salem Witch Trials are at the Salem Witch Museum, The Witch House and House of the Seven Gables.

Salem Witch Museum: A visit to the Salem Witch Museum allows you to view a few key sites in and around the Boston area that are related to the events that happened in 1692.

During your time at the Salem Witch Museum, you could do the Witch Trials Self-Guided Tour that gives you a better understanding of everything that happened in Salem, Massachusetts.

You could also experience the history of Salem through this museum virtually! On the Salem Witch Museum’s website, there are great fall recipes, television shows and movie recommendations that take place in the city.

The Witch House during Halloween in Salem

The Witch House: Another great spot to learn more about the Salem Witch Trials during Halloween is The Witch House.

Also known as the Jonathan Corwin House, The Witch House was once the home of Judge Jonathan Corwin and it is the only structure in the city that you can visit with direct ties to the witch trials.

A tour around The Witch House allows you to learn about the latest research on how the trials began and the circumstances that brought them to an end.

House of the Seven Gables: A great museum to visit if you want to get a better understanding of how things looked in Salem around the witch trials’ era is the House of the Seven Gables, located on the waterfront.

This 17th Century mansion was the home used as inspiration in a novel written by author Nathaniel Hawthorne. His ancestor James Hathorne was one of the judges during the witch trials. Nathaniel changed the spelling of his last name due to the fact that he was related to one of the judges during that time.

Salem Walking Tours: Another great way to learn about the witch trials in Salem is by doing an educational walking tour around the city.

You could participate in a daytime tour with Witch City Walking Tours and also do an evening tour with Bewitched After Dark.

Make Your Way to the Hocus Pocus Spots:

Hocus Pocus house in Salem, Massachusetts

Even though the Disney film Hocus Pocus came out in 1993, I first saw it during a Language Arts class in 6th grade when I was 11 years old. Since seeing the movie that very first time, I have enjoyed watching it every Halloween season following that.

Hocus Pocus is a fun Halloween movie that takes place in Salem, Massachusetts. The Dennison family moved to Salem from Los Angeles around Halloween time and as the teenage son Max settles in, he meets a girl Allison and explores an abandoned witch house with her and his little sister Dani.

A plaque from the Ropes Mansion in Salem

After arriving at the abandoned home, Allison tells a superstitious story and Max ends up freeing a coven of three evil witches. With the help of a cat named Binx, the three kids steel the witches’ book of spells to stop them becoming immortal.

Overall, Hocus Pocus is a classic (especially for us 90’s kids) and it is so much fun to walk around Salem and see all of the filming locations from the movie.

A woman standing in front of the Ropes Mansion in Salem during Halloween

In addition, Salem in general is a beautiful town filled with stunning homes and breathtaking fall foliage to admire.

Below is where you could enjoy the Hocus Pocus spots in Salem:

  • The Ropes Mansion (Allison’s House); 42.521324, -70.899869
  • Old Town Hall (Halloween Party); 42.521140, -70.894554
  • Pioneer Village in Forest River Park (Salem Village during the opening scene); 42.508043, -70.884848
  • Phillips Elementary School on Salem Common, which is now a regular office building (Max & Allison’s School); 42.523042, -70.888221
  • Old Burial Hill in Marblehead (Cemetery); 42.510680, -70.846381
  • The residential home of Max and Dani’s house; 42.508929, -70.887844

Participate on an Evening Haunted Tour:

Old Town Hall in Salem during a ghost tour around Halloween

Visiting Salem during Halloween would not be complete without doing a haunted evening tour. I have done ghost tours in New Orleans, Charleston, Savannah and Edinburgh, so I was well prepared for the haunted walking tour in Salem.

I will admit that out of all of the ghost tours I’ve done throughout my travels, Salem was the least spooky for me. I don’t know if it was because of the specific tour I did in Salem or that I just became fearless.

A haunted alleyway in Salem, Massachusetts

The tour company I went through for my ghost tour around Salem was the Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour by Salem Historic Tours. Two other great companies to do a haunted tour through are Black Cat Tours and Spellbound Tours.

During the Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tour, we followed our guide during a lantern-lit stroll through downtown Salem, the McIntire District and the Seaport area.

A cemetery in Salem, Massachusetts

Even though there are so many haunted spots in Salem, a few locations we visited on our tour were The Burying Point (Historic Graveyard), the old police station, Old Town Hall, an alley off of Higginson Square, the Joshua Ward House, The Witch House, Ropes Mansion as well as the gardens behind the house, The Salem InnCurwen House and we ended at the Broad Street Cemetery.  

Some other haunted places in Salem that we didn’t get to visit on our ghost tour was Rockafella’s restaurant, Salem’s Underground Tunnels, Cinema Salem, Wicked Good Books, The Hawthorne Hotel, The Grimshawe House, Pickman House and Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery.

A happy woman exploring the homes in Salem during Halloween

The spookiest story for me was from the Ropes Mansion (Allison’s house from Hocus Pocus). Abigail Ropes, who resided in this house, was burnt alive during a house fire. She passed away and people have claimed they’ve felt Abigail’s presence, heard her screams and have even seen her ghost!

The Ropes Mansion has caught on fire numerous times since Abigail’s death and the latest fire was in 2009. Many locals question if the house is just predisposed to fires or if it is paranormal activity causing it.

Have Fun on a Haunted Happenings Event:

A house decorated for Halloween in Salem

Every year, Salem Haunted Happenings offers unique Halloween experiences for people to enjoy during their visit.

Even though I visited Salem during a unique year, Salem Haunted Happenings usually offers a Halloween half marathon, costume contests, a market and so much more to both locals and visitors. Click here to discover all of the fun and spooky events happening in the city.

Another interesting place to visit in Salem during Halloween is Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery.

This creepy place is a museum that offers exhibits on horror, sci-fi and fantasy film and there is also a renowned haunted house.

Shop Around Salem:

A store decorated for Halloween in Salem

Salem offers amazing shopping! Not only could you meander through boutique clothing apparel stores like J Mode, there are also fun witch shops such as HausWitch. Crow Haven Corner is a cool spot for healing crystals, psychic readings, candles, incense and so much more!

Overall, Salem is an adorable town to wander through. I loved the brick walkways, beautiful Federal-style architecture and of course, all of the amazing Halloween decorations!

Stroll through the Seashore Town of Marblehead:

The coastal town of Marblehead, Massachusetts

Known as one of the best places to live in Massachusetts, Marblehead is one of the quaintest towns to enjoy just steps outside of Salem.

Like I mention above, I stayed in the town of Marblehead at Harbor Light Inn. This quaint coastal town started as a renowned fishing village.

One of the top things to do in Marblehead is a historic home walk. There are hundreds of beautiful colonial homes that date back to the 17th and 18th Century and they are all totally worth paying a visit to.

The historical streets of Marblehead

Other lovely things to do in Marblehead, Massachusetts are to walk through the town and go shopping. There are numerous boutique shops, home décor stores and art galleries. Also, check out the beautiful Marblehead Lighthouse and Fort Sewall!

A few great restaurants to check out in Marblehead are The Landing (English Pub), The Barnacle (Seafood Restaurant), 5 Corners Kitchen (American Bistro), Maddie’s Sail Loft (Seafood Restaurant), Casa Mia Cucina Italiana (Italian Restaurant), Little Harbor Lobster Company (Seafood Restaurant) and Soall Bistro (Vietnamese Restaurant).

No matter what, you will definitely not be disappointed when you visit Marblehead. The town is a lot more peaceful than Salem and it is the perfect place to take a stroll.

A snowstorm in Marblehead, Massachusetts

When I woke up at Harbor Light Inn on my second day, it was a beautiful winter wonderland! There was nothing more perfect than taking a stroll through the quaint streets and feeling like you’ve been brought to another era.

Take a Day Trip to Boston:

Beacon Hill in Boston

Since Salem is so close to Massachusetts’ capital Boston, it is a MUST that you visit this amazing city during your Halloween trip!

I’ve been to Boston twice and some of the recommendations I have are to stay at The Liberty Hotel, which is the former Charles Street Jail; wander through the charming area of Beacon Hill; walk through the Boston Public Garden and Boston Common; enjoy local bars and restaurants; go shopping on Newbury Street; watch the sunset on the Boston Harbor and enjoy one of Boston’s best breweries!


A woman enjoying her hotel room at Harbor Light Inn

I hope you all enjoyed discovering the spookiest things to do during a Halloween trip to Salem, Massachusetts and reading about my time staying at Harbor Light Inn!

If you have any questions about my trip to Salem, please email me at [email protected]

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41 Comments

  1. Bucketlist Bri on November 3, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    I would love to visit the Salem Witch Museum. So crazy to think about the events & history there! Also how weird to think of crowds and normal Halloween festivities before 2020. Halloween has always been one of my favorite times of the year too!

    • Taylor Deer on November 3, 2020 at 4:35 pm

      Right?! It is so cool! Also, yes, normally Salem is mobbed with so many people during Halloween weekend. It was actually quite dead when I was there. You totally have to make your way to Salem at some point. 🙂

  2. Katie on November 4, 2020 at 8:33 am

    It looks super spooky there at Halloween! But your hotel looks amazing!

    • Taylor Deer on November 4, 2020 at 9:41 am

      It really was Katie! I also loved staying at that inn. It was so cozy. 🙂

  3. Elena Pappalardo on November 6, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    You’ve definitely convinced me to do Salem, Taylor! Also, your stay at Harbor Light in looks absolutely charming!

    • Taylor Deer on November 7, 2020 at 10:25 am

      Yay! I know you will totally love Salem! It’s such a fun place and I know how much you love Halloween lol

  4. Elena Pappalardo on November 6, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    **Harbor Light Inn!!

  5. Shannon on November 6, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    I would love to visit Salem on Halloween! The Harbor Light Inn looks great!

    • Taylor Deer on November 7, 2020 at 10:26 am

      Yes, it is such a blast Shannon. 🙂

  6. Carley on November 6, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Lovely post! I visited Salem around Halloween a few years back and had SUCH fun – what a great time to be there. Great photos 🙂

    • Taylor Deer on November 7, 2020 at 10:26 am

      Thank you Carley! I really had so much fun there too. 🙂

  7. Albi on November 7, 2020 at 5:45 am

    Salem looks like one of the most Halloweeny cities I can imagine. Love the atmosphere from your pictures!

    • Taylor Deer on November 7, 2020 at 10:27 am

      It really is the perfect Halloween town! Thank you so much, it actually rained really hard when I was there.

  8. Sarah on November 7, 2020 at 7:13 am

    This looks like so much fun! Definitely a place I’d want to visit in October. I’d be getting to that witch museum! The history is crazy and I love the architecture. So beautiful!

    • Taylor Deer on November 7, 2020 at 10:28 am

      Yes, I highly recommend visiting during October! It is the perfect Halloween town. 🙂

  9. Ashley on November 7, 2020 at 8:50 am

    As a Massachusetts resident, I love visiting Salem, especially in the fall. And Notch Brewery is one of my favorite spots! Too bad they weren’t open this year. Such a good post!

    • Taylor Deer on November 7, 2020 at 10:28 am

      Thank you so much Ashley! I definitely want to get back next year to experience it during better times. 🙂

  10. Margie on November 7, 2020 at 11:19 am

    We had planned to visit this year, but it didn’t happen. Salem is such a perfect town to visit in October and your post summarized it well. I saved it for a future trip. Thanks!

    • Taylor Deer on November 7, 2020 at 6:32 pm

      Thank you Margie! I really hope you get to go next year. 🙂

  11. Katie on November 7, 2020 at 11:26 am

    Salem looks like such a unique place to visit, I would love to go! Thanks for all the tips and advice, it is interesting to see there are different Halloween activities going on too. Bookmarked for future travels!

    • Taylor Deer on November 7, 2020 at 6:33 pm

      It totally is a great place to visit! I had so much fun during Halloween. You would love it too. 🙂

  12. Ophelie on November 7, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    I would love to visit Salem! I really enjoy reading and watching stories about witches 🙂 . You made me wanna watch the movie Hocus Pocus again!

    • Taylor Deer on November 7, 2020 at 6:34 pm

      It’s such a fun place to visit during Halloween. If you make your way to Boston during fall, definitely visit Salem. 🙂

  13. Taylor Taverna on November 7, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    This is such a great guide! I’ve actually never visited Salem, but I agree that Halloween feels like the best time to do it. Maybe next fall!

    • Taylor Deer on November 7, 2020 at 6:35 pm

      Thank you Taylor and definitely go next fall. It is so fun! 🙂

  14. Paula Martinelli on November 7, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    I cannot believe I have never been to Salem yet, and your post and pictures really made me add to my bucket list, hopefully, next year I will be able to visit.

    • Taylor Deer on November 7, 2020 at 6:35 pm

      Thank you Paula! It really is such a fun place. 🙂

  15. Cristina on November 7, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    This is such a great post, Taylor 😊 All your pictures and recommendations make me want to visit Salem in the future. I hadn’t heard of this place before, but it would be amazing to experience Halloween there!

    • Taylor Deer on November 7, 2020 at 6:35 pm

      Thank you Cristina! Definitely visit Salem if you make your way to Boston. 🙂

  16. Marisa on November 7, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    Salem, MA looks like such an adorable town and the perfect place to spend Halloween! I hope to make it there one day!

    • Taylor Deer on November 8, 2020 at 12:17 am

      It really is a lot of fun during the month of October. I know you’d love it. 🙂

  17. roshni on November 7, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    Wow I would never have thought of salem as a foodie place – but it looks it!!

    • Taylor Deer on November 8, 2020 at 12:18 am

      Yes, the food was so delicious there! I wish I had time to go to more restaurants in Salem. 🙂

  18. Sam on November 8, 2020 at 12:10 am

    Such a great guide! I have wanted to visit during Halloween time for so long! Ill deff be referring back to this guide =)

    • Taylor Deer on November 8, 2020 at 12:19 am

      Thank you so much Sam! You totally have to go to Salem in the future. 🙂

  19. Katie on November 8, 2020 at 2:07 am

    I visited Salem in October last year and in 2012 and it is a great Halloween destination. I hadn’t thought about visiting the Hocus Pocus film sites – great idea!

    • Taylor Deer on November 8, 2020 at 9:29 am

      It really is a great Halloween spot! I loved it. 🙂

  20. Cosette on November 8, 2020 at 2:42 am

    Great things to do for Halloween and without crowds! That was a treat to wake up to a winterwonderland the second day. Always love that.

    • Taylor Deer on November 8, 2020 at 9:29 am

      Yes, it was so nice! I loved it. 🙂

  21. Abigail Reagan on November 9, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    Salem is my hometown!! I loved reading about it from your perspective. Thanks for sharing!

    • Taylor Deer on November 13, 2020 at 9:32 am

      Ah no way! It is so beautiful! I really enjoyed my Halloween there. 🙂

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