Take a boat to Great Misery and hike past the remains of a former resort on the way to a mixed habitat of forest, small meadows, and rocky shore. Enjoy memorable views of Salem Sound and the North Shore.You'll enjoy stunning views of the North Shore and Salem Sound from 83-acre Great Misery Island and 4-acre Little Misery Island. The ruins of an early-20th-century resort reveal that this offshore retreat was a haven for leisure and recreation a century ago. And the diversity of habitats – groves of aspen, open meadows, rugged and rocky shorelines – adds to the wild beauty of the islands. More than two miles of trails at Great Misery Island lead you to spectacular overlooks, stony beaches, and grassy fields.
Coordinates: 42° 32' 54.7008" N, 70° 48' 5.166" W