A town you can relax and enjoy the miles of hiking trails, a picnic at the pavilion, or a visit to Gardner Lake Park. A friendly small town charm reminds people of days gone by.

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Come to Salem to relax and enjoy the miles of hiking trails, a picnic at the pavilion, or a visit to Gardner Lake Park. The friendly small town charm reminds people of days gone by. Burnetts Country Gardens and the Salem Herb Farm are a favorite for locals and visitos. Schedule a riding lesson at Treasure Hill Farm or a tranquil visit with the retired horses of Mtichell Farms. Join the locals for a grinder from Prime Cuts where you can view the specialty meat store or sit down and enjoy lunch or dinner at Two Brothers.

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Facts about Salem

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1819.

Named from:

  • Salem in Hebrew is "peace," named from Salem, Massachusetts.

County:

  • New London.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • Oramel Whittlesey.
  • Frederic Rawolle.
  • Hiram Bingham.
  • Rachel Robinson.

Top Attractions:

  • Walden Preserve.
  • Salem Historical Society.
  • Gardner Lake.
  • Salem Herb Farm.

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • Road Race, April.
  • Memorial Day Parade.
  • Farmer's Market, July-August.
  • Apple Festival, October.
  • Book Sale, October.

Quality of town:

  • Come to Salem to relax and enjoy the miles of hiking trails, a picnic at the pavilion, or a visit to Gardner Lake Park. The friendly small town charm reminds people of days gone by. Burnetts Country Gardens and the Salem Herb Farm are a favorite for locals and visitos. Schedule a riding lesson at Treasure Hill Farm or a tranquil visit with the retired horses of Mtichell Farms. Join the locals for a grinder from Prime Cuts where you can view the specialty meat store or sit down and enjoy lunch or dinner at Two Brothers.

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