New Hampshire is known for a lot of things: scenic beauty, crystal clear lakes, rich history and the first in the nation presidential primary; come to mind, but something else that would be on the list of anyone who has ever visited the state is shopping.
While the fact that the state has no sales tax certainly doesn't hurt, it's by no means the whole story. Everyone knows about the fabulous outlet shopping, but one of the White Mountain’s best kept secrets is the shopping opportunities tucked away in the region’s small towns and villages. From old fashion country stores, to a gift shop tucked into an actual covered bridge, to the cosmopolitan shopping opportunities available in national retail stores, you'll find that shopping in the White Mountains is worth the trip on its own.
Downtown Littleton is a haven of unique and eclectic shops, Bethlehem is a favorite with antique lovers, and Franconia and Sugar Hill tempt visitors with shops featuring the work of local artisans and craftsmen. Lincoln lends itself to leisurely “shop-to shop strolling,” though you can just as easily make one of the shopping centers your destination. And nearby North Woodstock boasts a number of one-of-a-kind shops, and is well worth a visit. South of Lincoln in Waterville Valley, Town Square is the center of shopping, dining and entertainment.
More than 200 shops and stores are spread across the Mt. Washington Valley, where name brand factory outlets, nationally known stores, and high-end boutiques are the rule. Many of these stores are grouped along Route 16, but the villages of North Conway, Conway, and Jackson are tailor made for exploring on foot.
Many shops are so unusual and offer such good values that they’re visited by people from all over the White Mountains. If your White Mountains tour takes you south into the Lakes Region, allow time for a “shopping visit” to the outlet mall in Tilton, as well as shops in Laconia, Meredith, Wolfeboro, Center Harbor, and Moultonborough.
The following Businesses are members of the White Mountains Attractions Association
Abbey Cellars I & II
78 Main Street, Lincoln 03251
603-745-WINE ~ www.abbeycellars.net
Specialty shops offering a wide selection of imported/artisanal foods, libations, cigars, beers and wines. For more information visit our website.
73 Main Street, Plymouth 03264
603-536-2750 ~ www.artisticroots.com
A non-profit cooperative Art Gallery and teaching center. The gallery features original, juried works of art including jewelry, photography, wrought iron work, stained glass, wooden bowls, paintings, woolen items and wall art. Open daily from 10 am-6 pm.
Bavarian Chocolate Haus
2483 White Mountain Highway, North Conway 03860
603-356-2663 ~ www.bavarianchocolatehaus.com
A landmark in North Conway for over 20 years. Featuring handmade, handcrafted chocolate confections, candy and fudge.
Brick Store, The
Route 302, Bath 03740
603-747-2074 ~ www.thebrickstore.com
A genuine old-fashioned general store that dates back as far as 1790. Get distinctive New England specialties, including our own smokehouse meats and cheese, homemade fudge, gift packs and gift baskets, maple syrup, weathervanes and much more.
Cherry Pond Design
716 Meadow Road, Jefferson 03583
603-586-7795 ~ www.cherryponddesigns.com
Beautifully constructed furniture designed to enhance contemporary lifestyles with its natural elegance while preserving the attention to detail and fine workmanship associated with traditional woodworking.
43 Main Street, Littleton and Lincoln Square Plaza, Lincoln, 03561 & 03251
603-444-5787 & 603-728-6144 ~ www.chutters.com
Home of the world’s longest candy counter, visit Chutter’s, where the air is delicious with mouth-watering scents of candy and fresh made fudge. Something for candy lovers young and old in a lively, fun-filled atmosphere.
Drummonds Mountain Shop
Route 302, Bretton Woods 03575
603-278-7547 ~ www.drummondsmountainshop.com
Outdoor outfitters, bike rentals, hiking gear, footwear, rain gear and clothing. We sell ski gear year round.
Fadden's General Store
109 Main Street, North Woodstock 03262
603-745-8371 ~ www.nhmaplesyrup.com
Authentic, old fashioned general store, family-owned since 1896! On site maple sugar house, 5 time winner of “Best Maple Syrup in New Hampshire”. Groceries, souvenirs, and the area’s largest selection of maple syrup and maple sugar products.
603-444-8044 ~ www.fiddleheadsusa.com
Fine American Craft featuring Jewelry, Pottery Glass, Textiles, Home Decor, Body Care Products, Photography, Fine Art and more.
Route 3, Twin Mountain 03595
A True General Store! Beer, Wine, Grocery, Licenses, WMNF Passes, LPG, Sunoco, Fish-Camp & RV Supplies, Gifts, Hardware and more. Restrooms. Open 7 days.
267 Main Street, Lancaster 03584
603-788-2719 ~ www.fullerssugarhouse.com
Family owned and operated—producing award winning maple products. Sugarhouse tours available.
Harman's Cheese & Country Store
1400 Route 117, Sugar Hill 03586
603-823-8000 ~ www.harmanscheese.com
Mature Cheddar, aged 2 years (free tasting samples) - and much more!!
40 Kancamagus Hwy, North Woodstock 03262
Offering moose and bear items, large selection of tee shirts and antique car museum.
Kokopelli of New Hampshire
2420 Route 16, West Ossipee 03890
603-539-4700 ~ www.kokopellinh.com/wmcoupon
Offering the largest selection of fine southwestern & Native American jewelry, top quality cowboy boots, western wear, pottery, art and home décor in the world. Visit our website for details and coupon.
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen www.nhcrafts.org
Offering fine handcrafted items, Made by Hand Here, classes and much more. Visit our stores:
Center Sandwich Retail Gallery - 603-284-6831 (May-October)
Concord Retail Gallery - 603-228-8171
Concord The Craft Center – 603-224-3375
Hanover Retail Gallery - 603-643-5050
Littleton Retail Gallery - 603-444-1099
Meredith Retail Gallery - 603-279-7920
Nashua Retail Gallery – 603-595-8233
North Conway Retail Gallery - 603-356-2441
Wolfeboro Retail Gallery - 603-569-3309
Littleton Food Co-op
43 Bethlehem Road, Littleton 03561
603-444-2800 ~ www.littletoncoop.org
Member owned Littleton Food Co-op strives to serve the area by providing a broad range of high quality food products, offered at fair price, with outstanding service. Find the best the area has to offer at the Littleton Food Co-op.
Local Works Farmers Market in Bethlehem and Berlin
I-93, Exit 40, Route 302, 2011 Main St. and Rte. 16, Main St., Bethlehem and Berlin 03574
603-869-9736 ~ www.wrencommunity.org
From June through October enjoy local produce, cheese, meats, baked goods, specialty foods, handmade crafts, live entertainment, and the spirit of community. Saturdays 10 am-2 pm in Bethlehem & Thursdays 3-7 pm in Berlin.
Local Works Marketplace at WREN
I-93, Exit 40, Route 302 E 3 miles, 2011 Main St., Bethlehem 03574
603-869-3100 ~ www.wrencommunity.org
Store & gallery showcases over 200 local artisans offering everything from food to fine art. Choose from an extraordinary selection of jewelry, pottery, baskets, specialty foods, photography, furniture, original art and more.
Mountain Wanderer Map & Book Store
Route 112, Lincoln 03251
603-745-2594 ~ www.mountainwanderer.com
Full line of outdoors and travel maps and guides.
Nest of Littleton
Main Street, Littleton 03561
603-259-3280 ~ www.nestoflittleton.com
We carry an eclectic array of treasures for your home. Nest is the exclusive North Country retailer for a large selection of hand painted home decor, rugs, candles, gifts and more. New in 2013, The Gallery at the Nest featuring local artists.
New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association
603-585-9199 ~ www.nhada.org
Free directory that lists NHADA members’ information of antiquing in New Hampshire and out of state members.
Purple Tomato Farmers' Market
PO Box 822, Lincoln 03251
603-728-8356 ~ www.facebook.com/purpletomatofarmersmarket.com
Year-round farmer's market - fresh organic & local produce, seafood, local meats, cheese & dairy. Gluten-free products, baked goods plus other natural, organic and locally produced groceries. Made onsite - specialty sandwiches, salads & other ready-to-heat options.
Rodgers Ski & Sport
Main Street, Lincoln 03251
603-745-8347 ~ www.rodgersskiandsport.com
Loon Valley’s Gold Medal Shop. Largest selection of ski equipment and apparel in northern New England. Knowledgeable staff… quality service. Home of “Mothership” Snowboard. Rentals, Demos, “Best Tune-Ups in Town”. Summer bike and kayak sales and service. Watch for our Annual Fall Tent Sale!!
Settlers' Green Outlet Village
2 Common Court, North Conway 03860
888-667-9636 ~ www.settlersgreen.com
Over 60 stores: J. Crew, Nike, Banana Republic and more.
Off I-93 Exit 28, Campton 03223
603-726-4327 ~ www.skifanatics.com
An outdoor fun center with full service ski and snowboard shop, featuring top of the line rental equipment at great prices. Don’t miss our summer “Paddle the Pemi” canoe and kayak trips on the scenic Pemigewasset River.
Route 3, Lincoln 03251
603-745-8151 ~ www.sportthoma.com
Sport Thoma has consistently been one of New Hampshire’s premier ski, snowboard, and outdoor retailers. We offer the very best in product lines and the latest technology in ski/snowboard tuning, a tremendous Demo Fleet of skis and snowboards and an extensive line of outdoor equipment and clothing.
Main Street, Littleton 03561
The largest silver jewelry store North of Boston. Open May to March.
Sugar Hill Sampler
Just off Route 117, Sugar Hill 03586
603-823-8478 ~ www.sugarhillsampler.com
A unique example of Americana in an historic barn. Fancy foods, jams, condiments, candies, fudge. Tasting Table. Quilts, lamps, home décor, candles, distinctive gifts. Visitors love the friendly museum. Daily 9:30-5 May-late October; then 10-4 thru New Years.
Tanger Outlet Center - Tilton
Left at Exit 20 off I-93, 120 Laconia Road, Tilton 03276
603-286-7880 ~ www.tangeroutlet.com
Think Outlets. Think Tanger! Shop at over 55 tax-free name brand outlets!
White Mountain Harley-Davidson
1275 Route 16, North Conway 03818
603-356-7775 ~ www.laconiaharley.com
Full service dealership at the southern gateway to the White Mountains.