Salem

EXPLORE SALEM

Salem is Washington County at its finest. Steeped in history, agricultural traditions, small-town charm, and a vibrant, artistic community at it’s core. Come experience the renaissance that is Salem, New York. Stroll by historic homes in the village and take in the sights that inspire hundreds of artists each year.

To truly get a taste of the diversity of Salem, you would have to see it for yourself!

The History of Salem, NY

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1700s

Salem was first settled in 1761, but as more settlers arrived from New England and Europe, the name of the town came into dispute. The town was officially named Salem in
1788.

1800s

Salem was home to Asa Fitch, natural historian and nation’s first entomologist. His “bug house” laboratory and home are located in Salem and on the National Register of Historic Places. Fitch’s studies helped scientists to solve some of the problems of crop damage caused by insects.

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1800s

Salem was home to Asa Fitch, natural historian and nation’s first entomologist. His “bug house” laboratory and home are located in Salem and on the National Register of Historic Places. Fitch’s studies helped scientists to solve some of the problems of crop damage caused by insects.

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Today

Today, Salem is a wonderful mix of historic and modern, with the Cary Sculpture Park’s contemporary scultpures dotting the rolling hills. The historic district includes dozens of buildings that date to the 19th and early 20th centuries, which now house restaurants, shops, offices, and studios. The historic Salem Courthouse is as it was when built in 1869, save for a bell tower.

Plan Your Trip to Salem

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Wild Hill Maple

STOP BY THE SUGAR HOUSE FOR SOME SWEET TREATS!​ If you are nearby, the Sugar House is open and stocked with our full line of products ready for pickup. Products for sale: 3 different grades of syrup (amber, dark & very dark), bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup, maple cream, candy, granulated maple sugar, maple tea & custom made gift sets. ​ We take Cash, Check, VENMO and Credit Card payments here at the sugar house.
Address:
366 Carney Cassidy Road, Salem, NY, USA, Salem, New York, United States 12865
Follow the Wild Hill Maple Signs to get to the Sugarhouse for a sweet treat!
Phone: 5188547272
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The Long Lodge Vacation Get-away

The Long Lodge, available through Air bnb.  3 bedroom, 2 bath house with outdoor fire pit, grill, pavilion, and pet friendly. Relax with family and friends, tall tales ready! Adjacent to Battenkill Valley Outdoors, and the Battenkill State Forest.  
Address:
1414 New York 313, Cambridge, New York, United States 12816
Phone: 518 677-3311
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Slate Valley Rail Trail

Following the bed of a former D&H rail line the Slate Valley Rail Trail offers year-round recreation opportunities. Popular activities for trail users during the warmer, summer months include horseback riding, biking, jogging and walking, and then transition to snowshoeing and snowmobiling during the winter months. Trail users come from near and far to see the historic and inspiring views of the Slate Valley. This includes the vibrant foliage, rural nature, and glimpses of local farming culture. The trail showcases the area’s natural beauty with its miles of open fields, undisturbed forests. The trail passes through the Village of Granville's [...]
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Granville, New York, United States
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Sky Parlor Farm

Sky Parlor Farm is at the end of Tug Hollow Road (176 Tug Hollow Road). We are close to the Battenkill River, and ideally situated for bicycling the back roads and rails to trails paths in the area. The property is a 200 year old brick farmhouse, on 480 acres of meadows and woods, with maintained hiking trails. Booking can be done directly through Evolve Vacation Rentals (www.evolve.com), or through AirBandB or VRBO.
Address:
176 Tug Hollow Rd, Salem, NY, USA, Salem, New York, United States 12873
Phone: 248-752-7553
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Salem Art Works

Founded by Anthony Cafritz in 2005 on the site of a former dairy farm, Salem Art Works in beautiful upstate New York supports emerging and established artists dedicated to creating new, progressive work, and promotes understanding and appreciation of contemporary art within the region. Based upon this tenet, SAW offers opportunities in four focal areas:  cultural events, exhibitions, educational workshops, and artist programs. 
Address:
19 Cary Lane, Salem, NY, USA, Salem, New York, United States 12865
Phone: 518-854-7674
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How to Get to Salem

The Town of Salem is situated east of Saratoga Springs and southeast of Lake George, along the Vermont border.

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