Walking down Main Street in Littleton, NH is like being transported back in time, to when Main Street was the
focus of every community. Forty years ago, New England downtowns were where 'most everyone shopped for clothes,
groceries, hardware and more. Sure, there were a few large department stores, but most everyone did some
shopping on Main Street every week. My how times have changed!
Bucking the trend, today Littleton has a vibrant downtown, partly due to geography and NH's no-sales tax
economy, and partly due to wise foresight and smart management. Downtown is brimming with businesses and
small shops and fun places to browse.
• A 115 Year Old Opera House
• A 160 Year Old Inn
• A Decades Old Traditional Diner
• A Statue of Pollyanna
• The World's Longest Candy Counter
• A Great Independent Bookstore
• An Awesome Herb Shop
• An attractive memorial park, and,
• Tons of other shops, pubs and stores.
Running parallel to Main Street is Westhill Street and the Ammonoosuc River. There are plenty of gems to be experienced as you walk.
• Millers Café & Bakery was
ranked by the Food Network as one of the 50 Best Sandwiches in the USA!
• Schilling Beer Company, bringing innovative brewing science to continental European traditions served in their pub, beer garden and riverside deck.
• The Littleton Grist Mill has a wholly 'restored in appearance' mill and prepares your mixes fresh, sometimes as you wait.
• The studios of North Country Community Radio, a low power AM transmitter serving the Littleton Area.
You can cross the river with any of three very unique bridges:
Veteran's Memorial Bridge
Over the years and through many conflicts, at least 50 sons and daughters of Littleton have given their lives to
help America stay free. In 2002 the NH State Legislature voted to rename the bridge serving the corner of Main and Cottage Streets as Veteran's Memorial Bridge.
Today the bridge uniformly holds 50 plaques, 7" x 9", memorializing those who have fallen that we might be free.
Riverwalk Covered Bridge
The 352 foot, Warren Truss bridge was completed in September 2004. Partly developed as a tourist attraction,
it allows easy access to the Riverglen House
a senior center. The main street side is adjacent to
Millers Café & Bakery
. The far side side connects to trails paralleling the river in both directions, and is a very pleasant walk.
1902 Suspension Bridge
was construction in 1902 near the old Saranac Glove & Tannery building. A very nice trail connects it to the Riverwalk Covered Bridge.
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