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Posted: 02/20/22 01:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello,
This summer we'll be visiting the east coast of the US.
My family will be pulling our 35 foot travel trailer.

We'll be heading from Boston area to Bar Harbor and I was hoping to visit Salem en route.

I know the east coast area is tight.

Has anyone ever taken a 35' TT into Salem? Is there anywhere to park to do tours and visit, or should we make alternate plans?

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Posted: 02/20/22 01:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Haven't but I wouldn't. Just not enough space, unless there's a place on the outskirts you can unhook, leave the trailer and go into town in just your tow vehicle.


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Was in Salem back in the fall. There is no place for any size towed rv. We were in a car and traffic barely moved. To top it off the owners of the old properties have managed to limit on street parking. I strongly suggest you park out and see if there are any tour options.

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If your staying near Boston just book another night. Salem is like a suburb of Boston. Or look for a campground North of Salem. It's been 25 years since I was there and that was before we RVed.
Mass looks big on the atlas but is 45th in size.


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Also headed NE this summer. Been before. Yes, the traffic can be wild & the roads & intersections tend not to be as roomy as points westward so driving something large is a bit more challenging especially with the aggressive drivers around.

Salem is an old town, narrow roads, so best is to find a CG not too far away, say within 50 miles N of Salem & use that as a base for Salem & attractions within 50 miles N of Salem.


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Salisbury State Reservation is about 30 miles north of Salem. Very nice place but I don't believe they have hook-ups. Just be prepared for a lot of company on the roads.

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stickdog wrote:

If your staying near Boston just book another night. Salem is like a suburb of Boston. Or look for a campground North of Salem. It's been 25 years since I was there and that was before we RVed.
Mass looks big on the atlas but is 45th in size.
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i have stayed at Winter Island Park campground in Salem. I had my 35 ft motorhome. You can always call them about driving in. I think you could do it. Nice campground and you can walk into Salem.


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2X on the Salisbury Beach State Reservation. It's about 10 minute drive when you Exit I95. It's a big State Park. Out Front is right on the Ocean and on the south side is the mouth of the Merrimack River. They have Water and electric sites and a 6 island dump station.
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Finding a place to camp in Salem is kind of like a witch hunt -- lots of hunting, not much from witch to choose. [emoticon]


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