Browse for local crafts and foods in eclectic shops and explore the rich arts and history of the area.
Take in all that New Hampshire has to offer during your stay at Bear Mountain Lodge. We would suggest the following shopping and cultural attractions during your stay.
From food to fine art, the Local Works Marketplace at WREN in Bethlehem, NH showcases the products of more than 200 artisan members. Unique, locally produced gifts include jewelry, pottery, specialty foods, bath & body products, candles, textiles, baskets, photography, home decor and fine art.
Located in picturesque Sugar Hill, Harman’s Country Store is definitely worth a visit. They sell more than 11 tons of the “World’s Greatest Cheddar” each year, as well as lots of other wonderful New Hampshire made products such as jams, jellies and mustards as well as gifts and souvenirs.
League of NH Craftsmen
Located on Main Street in Littleton, this fabulous gallery opened in 2004 to showcase some of New Hampshire’s finest craftsmen, working in jewelry, clay, glass, fibers, wood, metal, photography, baskets, printmaking and mixed media.
Discover the sweet life! Home of the World’s Longest Candy Counter, a visit to Chutters is a trip to Candyland, where the air is delicious with the mouthwatering scents of candy and fresh-made fudge. Chutters has something for candy lovers young and old in a lively, fun-filled atmosphere. The longest counter of its kind anywhere, Chutters’ candy counter runs the entire length of the store. An impressive 112 feet of gleaming glass jars filled with brightly colored candy, ranging from yesterday’s favorites and hard-to-find flavors, to the best of today’s most sought-after treats.
CULTURE & HISTORIC PLACES
The Colonial Theatre opened for business July 1, 1915 featuring Cecil B. DeMille’s Girls of The Golden West. Since that time, this historic 300-seat theatre has grown and improved and now presents wonderful films and nationally acclaimed artists in an intimate theatre setting.
In a typical season, this great little theatre produces seven Mainstage shows over a period of eight weeks from July through August. This year’s Playbill includes: Nice Work if You Can Get It, Speech & Debate, Heathers: The Musical, Broadway Road Trip, Brush Up Your Shakespeare, Top of the Charts: A Rock and Roll Journey through the Decades, Little Shop of Horrors, Miracle on South Division Street, The World Goes ‘Round.
Robert Frost Place
The Frost Place is a “house museum,” a sanctuary for lovers of poetry and books on a quiet north country lane in Franconia with a spectacular view of the White Mountains. In addition to a collection of signed first editions of Frost’s works and other memorabilia from his stay, The Frost Place has a half-mile nature trail with plaques displaying poems written during the poet’s Franconia years.