New Hampshire February 03, 2021
Weekend Itinerary For Charming Littleton In New Hampshire
Small town New Hampshire is charming as it gets. Natural beauty, quaint architecture, and friendly people make New Hampshire a beloved destination for weekend travelers. And Littleton is pretty much the Platonic ideal of small New Hampshire towns. We’ve put together this weekend itinerary for exploring charming Littleton in New Hampshire. From strolling down its
Hallmark movie-level Main Street, to hiking scenic trails in the White Mountains, Littleton is one small town in New Hampshire you won’t want to leave.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
Located in Northern New Hampshire, Littleton is in the shadow of its more well-known neighbors, including Franconia, but this charming New Hampshire town is a total hidden gem.
It's perfect for a weekend getaway, and we have the perfect itinerary for your trip.
In Littleton, you'll want to stay in Thayers Inn.
Thayers Inn is a historic landmark hotel with modern comforts and conveniences *and* old-world charm (so, the best of both worlds). It's centrally located in the heart of Downtown Littleton, an easy walk to the town's must-visit attractions. Book your visit at the
Thayers Inn website
Dress up a little and head to The Beal House Inn, located in the heart of Downtown Littleton.
The Beal House Inn is an authentic New England restaurant and inn, featuring classic American tavern fare.
When in New England, clam chowder is a must.
Your next morning, grab a coffee from The InkWell Coffee & Teahouse, and explore Littleton's Main Street on foot!
(You might also want to grab a square of
signature coffee cake... just trust us on this one.)
Littleton's Downtown area is peak New England.
It's basically comprised of the most charming, historic buildings you've ever seen.
The Pollyanna of Littleton is the unofficial town mascot, warmly welcoming visitors.
is a tribute to the hometown author, Eleanor H. Porter, the creator of beloved Pollyanna character.
There's also a historic covered bridge in Downtown Littleton: the Riverwalk Covered Bridge.
This romantic spot is a must-visit, and glorious any time of the year.
After exploring the town, sit down for lunch at the Littleton Diner, which has been around since the 1930's, and is an iconic institution in New Hampshire.
Make sure you bring your appetite, because the portions are plentiful!
If you're into brunch, the Littleton Diner was named a 2010 Yankee Editors’ Pick for “Best Pancakes.”
Their homemade corned beef hash is classic New England comfort food -- and legendary. Read more about Littleton Diner on their
After fueling up, it's time to head to Franconia Park.
This breathtakingly beautiful New Hampshire park is situated in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest, a quick 15-minute drive from town.
Within the state park, there are babbling brooks, bike trails, and an abundance of wildlife to take in.
also connects with the New Hampshire leg of the Appalachian Trail.
After a day of hiking, there's nothing better than a craft beer and good food.
You'll find both at Schilling Beer Co.
Located in a converted 18th-century gristmill on the banks of the Ammonoosuc River, Schilling Beer Co. is about as rustic as it gets.
Inside, you'll find a cozy atmosphere with Schilling Beer on tap, and 'zas on the fire in the wood-fired pizza kitchen.
You can't go wrong with the pub fare here -- it's absolutely delicious.
(Their wood-fired pizza is also crave-worthy.) Read more about Shilling Beer Co on their
Before heading out, be sure to drive up to the overlook at Kilburn Crags.
Kilburn Crags overlook
, you'll be treated to a picturesque panoramic view of Littleton, along with parts of the Presidential Range and Ammonoosuc River Valley. It's truly one of the most spectacular and scenic views in New Hampshire.
Littleton is known as "The Glad Town" -- a nod to its ties to Pollyanna.
We'd have to agree -- Littleton, New Hampshire is a place you'll be glad you visited, and you might not ever want to leave!
Have you been to Littleton in New Hampshire? Isn’t it perfect? But while we adore Littleton, it’s not the only
picture-perfect small town in New Hampshire, and we love exploring them all. Address: Littleton, NH 03561, USA