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Salem, Michigan: Shoe Tree

A rare Shoe Tree that literally overhangs the road. Legend has it that the first shoes tossed into the tree were from the victims of a serial killer!

Spencer Rd, Salem, MI
On Spencer Rd just north of 6 Mile Rd.
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Shoe tree.

Shoe Tree

Really neat, but the road is rural, so be cautious if the weather is bad.

[Sarah Danford, 02/26/2022]

Shoe tree.

Shoe Tree

Fun fun fun. Eerie dirt road. Tons of shoes hanging.

[HandJ, 04/07/2015]
Shoe Tree

Drive west on Five Mile Rd until it ends. Turn right onto Spencer. Pass Six Mile Rd, then a large terrifying white house, and over the road hundreds of shoes hang.

[Devon Kearney, 08/23/2014]

Shoe Tree.

Shoe Tree

I drove past today, and the Shoe Tree is definitely there!

[Anne Beth, 12/06/2008]

Shoe Tree.

Shoe Tree

I guess the residents on Six Mile decided they hated the night hour traffic attracted by the Shoe Tree, because someone cut off the two big branches that hung over the road holding all the shoes. Now all you can see is a tree that obviously was cut. I had been there many times, and was finally taking my fiance to see it. [June 2005 - Tipster Gina writes: "Last time we went the tree was gone, cut down, no where to be seen. We even had a resident threaten to call the police on us if we didn't get out of the road."]

[Tara, 06/01/2005]

Dec 2008 - The tree is back, apparently. Photo added.

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