- Winter Island
Winter Island is a small peninsula off Salem Neck in
Salem, Massachusetts, joined to Salem Neck by a causeway.
It borders the following bodies of water: Smith Pool (northwest), Cat Cove (west), Juniper Cove, and the Salem Channel (north, east, and south.)
The island/peninsula contains a very small residential, commercial, and historical presence. Winter Island Road is the only road. On the north end, near Juniper Cove, there are ten privately owned single family houses. On the eastern shore is the Plummer Home for Boys, which owns the central portion of the island/peninsula.
Winter Island Marine Parkis located on the former site of the Fort Pickering Coast Guard Base. It's a marine recreational park open to the public. The park takes up the southern portion of the peninsula.
The main attractions of the park are the historic
Fort Pickering, the Fort Pickering Lighthouse, Salem Harbor, and Waikiki Beach. In the park, the ten historic signs describing the attractions are linked by a compass rosewhere the reader must follow the direction in bold to find the next attraction. It is labeled an interpretative guide.
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