Delaware and Hudson car attached to the 5p.m. express on the Fitchburg
Railroad, you will find yourself in the prettiest town in Northern New
York.” These words, written by a correspondent to the Troy Daily Press in 1888 about Salem, still ring true. If you haven’t experienced a small-town Fourth of July celebration – or shared one with your kids or grand kids – it’s time you did, and I’ve got just the place. Salem has the biggest fourth of July celebration in the Battenkill Valley, starting with a FFA Chicken Barbeque at noon, a 100-unit parade at 5pm, and an old-fashioned fireman’s carnival at 6pm, with fireworks at 9:30. Come enjoy the day in “the prettiest town in Northern New York.” See you there!