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Salem Pond

(Last Updated On: June 22, 2014)

We really love Salem Pond. It is a great place to spend a warm afternoon. Salem is a small town just northeast of Payson. The pond is located at 200 W 300 S in Salem, and is also referred to as Knoll Park. The park has a ton of activities: fishing, birdwatching, a playground, big grassy areas, picnic tables, a path for walking and a bridge that crosses the pond. We even noticed a small sandy beach area where you can play in the summertime.

There are ducks, geese, and even a swan who live here. Make sure you take bread to feed them. They followed us around in hopes we might throw something their way. Our kids begged us not to leave when it was time to go. It was beautiful in the fall, but I think it would be a great place to visit year round.

The swan has some serious high hopes.

A great time to visit Salem Pond is when they put Christmas Trees out in the pond for the holidays. They look beautiful all lit up and reflecting in the water. You can see pictures here.

If you want to head to Salem Pond, from 1-15, take exit 253 (Benjamin) and head east on UT-164. Turn right onto 1200 W. Turn left onto Center St. Turn right onto UT-198/State Rd. Turn left onto 300 S. Then left on 200 W. You can’t miss it.

I love the big, old trees that are at Salem Pond.

The playground

It’s so pretty here.

You can fish here.

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