New England General Stores

 New England General Stores

Nothing screams QUAINT more than a New England general store.  They are sprinkled across New England and they share many similar features.  Even if you don’t need anything specific, it’s worth stopping in for a peek.

Our favorite is the Old Country Store, in Moultonborough, New Hampshire.  It has been a store since 1781…237 years! Located near Castle on the Clouds and close to Meredith, and it’s a great stopping point when you’re headed towards the White Mountains. My girls beg me to stop in every time we drive by.

This is the number 1 reason they want to stop…good old fashion penny candy…and who can blame them?

But there are so many cute New England items to browse:

Locally-made wooden bowls and boards

Mugs with…what else…loons, bears, and moose

Wooden signs

Cream soda

Maple syrup

Hand-made soap

Locally-made cheese

Jams/bread mix

Hand-made candles

And plenty of unusual things to look at


What are some of your favorite New England general stores?



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