Top things to do

Top Choice Pizza in Franconia

Schilling Beer Co

In a historic mill by the Ammonoosuc River, this relatively new microbrewery (opened in 2013) serves delicious crunchy-crusted, wood-fired pizzas along with bratwurst and a nice selection of home brews, from Konundr…
Top Choice Theater in Franconia

Colonial Theater

This classic theater in downtown Bethlehem is a historic place to hear the jazz, blues and folk musicians that pass through this little town. The venue also serves as a cinema, showing independent and foreign films.
Top Choice Historic Site in Franconia

Frost Place

Robert Frost (1874–1963) was America's most renowned and best-loved poet in the mid-20th century. For several years he lived with his wife and children on a farm near Franconia, now known as Frost Place. Many of his…
Cultural in Franconia

Celebration of Lupine

One of New Hampshire’s great unsung events is the Fields of Lupine Festival. Offering a counterpoint to the region’s spectacular fall foliage season, this spring-blooming wildflower hits its colorful peak every June…
International in Franconia

Cold Mountain Cafe & Gallery

Among the region's finest restaurants, this casual cafe and gallery has an eclectic, changing menu, featuring gourmet sandwiches, salads and quiches at lunchtime, and luscious dinner options, such as bouillabaisse, …
American in Franconia

Polly's Pancake Parlor

Since 1938, when it began serving all-you-can-eat breakfast fare for 50¢, this local institution 2 miles west of Franconia has been cranking out pancakes, pancakes and more pancakes. They're excellent, made with hom…
Food in Franconia

Harman's Cheese & Country Store

If you need to pack a picnic for your hike – or if you simply wish to stock up on New England goodies before heading home – don't miss this country store, which stocks delicious cheddar cheese (aged for at least two…
Sandwiches in Franconia

Miller's Cafe & Bakery

With friendly service, free wi-fi and a two-level deck overlooking the Ammonoosuc River, this cafe-bakery in Littleton's historic mill district is an agreeable spot for morning coffee or afternoon soups, salads and …
Diner in Franconia

Coffee Pot

Sit at the counter and you'll be gabbing with locals before you even order your eggs. A friendly spot for getting the Littleton lowdown.
Sports & Outdoors in Franconia


A great place to shop for outdoor gear and clothing, Lahout's also just happens to be America’s oldest ski shop, in business since 1920!