Misery Islands, Salem
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A system of trails provides access to most parts of The Trustees' Great Misery Island, including spectacular overlooks, stony beaches, and grassy fields. Little Misery Island is accessible from Great Misery Island by wading across a narrow, shallow channel at very low tide.
On the beach of Little Misery can be seen the remains of the steamship, The City of Rockland, wrecked off the coast of Maine and scuttled here many years ago.
Open Year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset. Allow a minimum of 1½ hours.
June through Labor Day: Trustees members FREE;
Rest of Year: FREE to all.
Admission charge for nonmembers: $5 for adults, $3 for children.
Salem Sound, Salem, MA map
Misery Islands are situated between the harbors of Marblehead and Manchester-by-the-Sea, 0.5 mi. off West Beach in Beverly Farms. Access by dinghy, canoe, or kayak at any of three rocky beaches.
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