Introduction to Middleton, Massachusetts
Middleton, which was settled in 1659, was originally part of Salem. In 1728, Middleton was incorporated as a separate town. It was named because of its location between Salem and Andover. Bray Wilkins was the first settler. Initially a farming community, Middleton became a vacation town in the late 1700s. The Wilkins house, which is the oldest house that remains standing in Middleton, was built in 1693.
Middleton and Nearby Attractions
- Lura Woodside Watkins Museum
- Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
- Salem Willows Amusement Park
- Bradley Palmer State Park
- Dane Street Beach
- Salem Witch Museum
Things To Do In Middleton
Museums such as the Amos Blanchard House and Barn Museum, Salem 1630: Pioneer Village, Museum of Printing, Witch House, Peabody Essex Museum, and the Salem Witch Museum are not far from Middleton. The Willowdale State Forest, Harold Parker State Forest, and Bradley Palmer State Park have provisions for recreational activities such as camping, swimming, biking, and hiking. People may also visit the Lura Woodside Watkins Museum nearby. The Salem Willows Amusement Park and Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary are only a few miles away.
General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport is a major airport nearby.
Middleton Higher Education
Colleges near Middletown are North Shore Community College, Salem State College, and Merrimack College.