If you follow this blog you must know by now that i am obsessed with Winter Island! It not only has two magical beaches but there is an old fort known as Fort Pickering that you can hike through.
"Fort Pickering is a 17th-century historic fort site on Winter Island in Salem, Massachusetts. Fort Pickering operated as a strategic coastal defense and military barracks for Salem Harbor during a variety of periods, serving as a fortification from the Anglo-Dutch Wars through World War II. Construction of the original fort began in 1643 and it saw use as a military installation into the 20th century. Fort Pickering is a First System fortification named for Colonel Timothy Pickering, adjutant general of the Continental Army and secretary of War in 1795. Today, the remains of the fort are open to the public as part of the Winter Island Maritime Park, operated by the City of Salem."
Bunkers for ammunition
View from hiking the trail above the bunkers
A different view of the lighthouse taken from on top of the bunker trail. Once again i am in awe of the beauty of Winter Island.
And i am eternally grateful that we were able to move back to Salem MA this 2018. Yes this year was a doozie for the entire planet... at least a few good things happened!
Wishing all a very happy last day of 2018. May 2019 bring us peace of mind, happiness, stability and magic!
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