3 Great Trails in Salem
Make the most of gorgeous October days by hitting the trails in Salem! Whether you prefer brisk fall weather or those relatively balmy afternoons, be sure to take advantage of Fall 2015 conditions at one or more of our favorite trails:
- Salem Town Forest
- Field of Dreams
- America’s Stonehenge
Salem Town Forest is a popular destination among area nature lovers. Wildlife abounds, and dogs are allowed to run off-leash. Biking, running, hiking, horseback riding — whatever your outdoor pleasure, the terrain here can accommodate it. Whether you stay and camp or just spend an October day here, you and your canine companion can enjoy the peace and quiet that’s often too rare in 2015. This hidden gem is dotted with trail markers and offers almost 200 acres of natural wonders.
1 West Lane
Salem NH 03079
Field of Dreams is a volunteer-supported community park and playground in Salem. The park contains separate areas for younger and older kids with age-appropriate playground equipment, as well as walking trails for staying fit and enjoying crisp October days. Field of Dreams hosts live music and other events at the outdoor stage, and picnic areas allow families to take advantage of nice Fall 2015 weather. You’ll find directions here.
Want a little mystery to go along with your October hikes? Head to North Salem for an outing at America’s Stonehenge. Theories about the mysterious rock formation’s origins abound, but no one really knows who created the fascinating maze of chambers and ceremonial sites. Used as an astronomical calendar, the formation has been in place — though not intact — for over 4000 years. On-site alpacas and area wildlife sightings make the walking trails found here even more of a pleasure.
105 Haverhill Road
Salem NH 03079
Whether you leave 2015 behind for an eerie visit to America’s Stonehenge or simply enjoy walking, biking, running or hiking amidst natural wonders, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun in Salem this October.