I've often heard children say, "There's nothing to do today". I beg to differ. I'd like to inspire you to do something. Anything. Read. Bake. Hike. Fish. Plant. Sail. Climb. Play. Reach. Move. Laugh. Dream; and take time to sit with me on The Old Granite Step.

Monday, June 15, 2015

A sunny afternooon in Peterborough, New Hampshire

Peterborough is a quaint, quintessential New England town located southwest of Concord and and a bit northeast of Keene.  Only about 45 minutes north of Route 2 in Massachusetts, it's an easy trip to make in a day.  This pretty little village offers adorable shops, great food and music too!  There's a rich history in Peterborough, as you'll find at the local Historical Society
What a wonderful old sign!  The Peterboro (note the spelling) Diner offers a simple dining experience and a place to meet friends over a cup of coffee. 
Alice Blue was a wonderful surprise!  A perfect place to purchase your summer escape wardrobe, this petite and unexpected pleasure compares with the crowded shops on Newbury Street in Boston; without the crowds!  Luscious summer linens abound here.  Do you have a wedding to attend this summer season?  You are sure to find the perfect nuptial ensemble at Alice Blue.
Clearly, a very dog friendly town.
I love the color of this building!
We literally stumbled upon bowerbird & friends.  Vintage meets modern.  Outstanding.
Rustic with a twist.
The Toadstool Bookshop offers a place to relax while perusing the superb collection of literary finds.  Grab a sandwich and a few friends while enjoying the sunshine!
This lovely little chain of three stores is home to a delightful cafe enticing customers to sit for just a bit longer.
This vintage VW bus fits right in to the inclusive downtown of Peterborough.
Sarah's Hat Boxes are a fine example of products made in the USA.
Lunch at Waterhouse was an unanticipated culinary treat.  We couldn't have asked for more....a glorious day and lunch by the river. 
A tranquil setting.
A creative invitation.
The Peterborough Shoe Store location; a vintage delight.
Red geraniums welcoming summer.
Eclectic shop windows abound.
Beautiful artwork.
An innovative display.
This is a wonderful gift for any bird lover.
The architecture in Peterborough is very traditional New England.
A "zen" garden. 
This creative doorstep signifies the artistic interest that thrives in Peterborough.

Be sure to investigate events happening in Peterborough this summer!  There truly is something for everyone.


  1. While in the Toadstool take a look at the model airplanes displayed in the used book room.

  2. I used to live in Peterborough in 1969 , I'd eat my lunch at that same diner every day for fifty cents .

    Toadstool Bookstore is terrific , I try to visit it every time I'm Down East visiting .