In the media these days, as in Salem itself, one can't swing a figurative black cat without hitting a witch, and the depictions of those witches are often poor enough to make The Witches Education League take notice. With the recent publicity about Proctor's Ledge, Salem's true hanging ground that has gone unrecognized for centuries, even more attention has been paid to the already saturated Witch City, so it was with trepidation that I attended a pre-screening of "The Witch," writer-director Robert Eggers' feature debut that was previewed recently for a few writers and historians at the Salem Cinema. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.
Salem is a small city with a population of under 45,000, but there's a remarkable number of things to do, from boating, segway and walking tours to museums and a variety of activities which center around witchcraft. Here are ten of our favorite things to do based on an extensive visit this past August.