Salem Willows is the rare surviving waterfront park of yesteryear; it dates to 1858. It has a few kiddie rides, picnic grounds, a fishing pier, waterfront walking trails and a bandstand... and the world's best popcorn.
When we tried our first bite, we were actually unimpressed. But as we continued to consume the fluffy, butter-soaked kernels, we became more and more enamored of Hobbs' popcorn. There was something immensely addictive about the taste and the crunch, and we were devastated to reach the bottom of the box. Okay, that's a bit strong, but if you're on the Massachusetts North Shore, you really have to try this popcorn.