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Tuesday, October 12, 2010; 12:24 PM

If You Go

Want to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to Danvers, Mass.? Here's what you need to know for the weekend of Oct. 22-24:

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Getting There

JetBlue and Southwest offer nonstop flights from BWI Marshall to Boston's Logan Airport, with fares starting at $145 round trip. Danvers is about 19 miles north of Boston.

Where to Stay

Crowne Plaza Boston North Shore

50 Ferncroft Rd.

978-777-2500

www.cpbostonns.com

Off Route 1, with a 65,000-square-foot indoor water park. Rooms start at $161.10.

Comfort Inn North Shore

50 Dayton St.

978-777-1700

www.comfortinn.com

Also off Route 1; rooms start at $139.95.

Where to Eat

Putnam Pantry

255 Newbury St.

978-774-2383

www.putnampantry.com

Old-fashioned candy shop and ice cream parlor housed in the birthplace of Revolutionary War hero Gen. Israel Putnam, first cousin to witch accuser Ann Putnam. Sells chocolate, fudge, candy and ice cream.

Danversport Grille & Bistro

161 Elliott St.

978-774-8620

www.danversport.com

In the Danversport Yacht Club, with pretty views of the Porter River and Danversport Marina. Dinner entrees start at $14.50.

9 Elm American Bistro

9 Elm St.

978-774-9436

www.9elm.com

The inventive menu and casual atmosphere make this a local favorite. Dinner entrees start at $18.

What to Do

Rebecca Nurse Homestead

149 Pine St.

978-774-8799

www.rebeccanurse.org

September-October hours, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment. $6.50, ages 6-16 $4.50.

Danvers Archival Library

Peabody Institute Library of Danvers

15 Sylvan St.

978-774-0554

www.danverslibrary.org

Read up on the history of Salem Village and Danvers.

There are many witchcraft-related sites in Danvers. The Salem Village Parsonage is behind the house at 67 Centre St. The Salem Village Witchcraft Victims' Memorial is at 176 Hobart St., and the Putnam Cemetery is at 485 Maple St. For others, visit the Web site below.

Information

www.salemwitchmuseum.com/tour/danvers.shtml

A.P.

All flight and lodging info valid as of press time Thursday.


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