Here in Littleton, NH, we humbly consider our Main Street shopping and attractions one of the best small-town Main Street districts in the country. (We did say ‘humbly,’ didn’t we?)
Maybe it’s all those awards and “Best Of” lists our Main Street has appeared on, including Fodor’s Travel, Travel & Leisure, The Huffington Post, and National Geographic.
Being a part of one of the best Main Streets in the country- and in one of the most beautiful places in the world, no less- means that, no matter your age, abilities, dispensation, or preferences, there is sure to be something here to pique your interest and provide a few hours of diversion.
This is true in all weather, too! If the sun is shining, take the opportunity to go on a hike or stroll across the Covered Bridge along the Ammonoosuc River-
-but if it’s raining? Never fear! Check out this list of shops and activities to try while you wait for the clouds to part and the sun to reappear.
Well, this can come as no surprise to you! Visit us here at the world’s longest candy counter, a staple of Main Street, Littleton. We are an old-fashioned candy store, with over 500 kinds of candy, including truffles, chocolate confections, jelly beans, gummy bears and sugar candies of all sizes, shapes and flavors.
If your trip lines up, consider making a day of it on Friday, November 24 to enjoy the 31st Annual Littleton Holiday Parade. The parade begins at noon, starting at Hitchiner’s and making its way down Main Street. Kick off the holiday season with the restaurants and businesses of Littleton, and meet the big guy himself, Old Saint Nick!
Little Village Toy and Book Shop
This is a community toy and book shop with the mission of providing educational and healthy book and toy options for local and regional families.
Checkout their Book Lists online and stop by to peruse the stacks at this indie book shop, located at 81B Main Street, Littleton.
Enjoy a coffee or tea with your new book at Blue Jay Coffee and Tea Bar.
Littleton Fine Craft Gallery
The Littleton Fine Craft Gallery opened in 2004 as one of eight retail galleries of the League of NH Craftsmen.
The mission of the League of NH Craftsmen is “to encourage, nurture and promote the creation, use and preservation of fine contemporary and traditional craft through the inspiration and education of artists and the broader community.”
The Littleton Fine Craft Gallery pursues this mission by showcasing for sale the work of local craftspeople in jewelry, clay, glass, fibers, wood, metal, photography, baskets, printmaking and mixed media.
Interested locals should check out the class offerings of the Littleton Studio School, which is operated in support of the League of NH Craftsmen’s mission. The Littleton Studio School is located across the street from Schilling Beer Company.
The Littleton Fine Craft Gallery is located at 81 Main Street, Littleton.
Northern Lights Music
Music aficionados will want to check out Northern Lights Music, a family-owned music shop offering a variety of instruments, accessories and lessons. There’s something for everyone – from beginner to experience musicians and collectors.
Northern Lights Music is located at 57 Main Street, Littleton.
Consignment and thrift shopping
Consignment shopping is always fun on a rainy day; luckily, Littleton hosts three consignment stores on or nearby Main Street!
Emma & Co. Consignments is an affordable thrift shop of upscale women’s boutique ware. Emma & Co. is located at 47 Main Street and is open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM.
Little City Thrift Store is a small community consignment shop located on the back side of Little Village Toy and Book Shop and the Littleton Fine Craft Gallery. Little City Thrift Store is open daily from 10:30 AM to 4 PM.
Just Tools Consignment is located a block down from Main Street at 30 Cottage Street, Littleton. This is a great place to get good deals on tools or sell your unused ones. Hours are non-standard and sometimes variable.
Time Quest NH
Time Quest NH is a live-action escape room game for families and teams to puzzle over riddles, solve clues, and complete tasks, all with the end goal of escaping the room within the hour time limit.
Live action escape games are a new trend of real life video games in which small groups of people work together to search for clues and find keys to making their escape! Time Quest NH, however, is not designed to be scary, and participants are never truly locked in a room.
Time Quest NH is currently offering two room games with different difficulty levels to choose from. Tickets are $25 per person and should be booked online in advance. Time Quest NH is located on the top floor at 16 Mill Street behind Main Street, Littleton.
Also Nearby: Take a ten minute drive outside Littleton and check out…
New England Ski Museum
The New England Ski Museum is a non-profit organization offering permanent and rotating exhibits exploring and educating audiences about the history of alpine skiing in New England. The Ski Museum is located at Exit 34B on I-93, adjacent to the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway Base. The museum is open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM with free admission for all.
Check out the website for information about current exhibits.
Jax Jr. Cinemas
Kick up your feet, grab some popcorn and candy and enjoy a movie at Jax Jr. on Main St. in Littleton. View their show times and movies on their website.
There are plenty of dining options on Main Street and within a 10 minute drive for enjoying anything from something to nibble on, a casual drink or a nice dinner! See our recent post on some of our favorite places for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
We look forward to welcoming you soon- RAIN OR SHINE- to Main Street, Littleton, one of the best, most picturesque small-town Main Streets in the country!