About Littleton

Welcome to Littleton!Nestled in the shadow of the New Hampshire’s majestic White Mountains, Littleton is the economic and recreational hub of the North Country. This picturesque New England gem offers something for everyone – fine dining and art galleries, unique shops and historic buildings, and a range of outdoor activities for all seasons.

The peaceful Riverwalk path meanders along the Ammonoosuc River, across a covered bridge, and past many historic Littleton landmarks. Across Main Street dances a bronze statue of Pollyanna, that icon of gladness whose author, Eleanor Porter, called Littleton home.

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With glorious views and friendly people, Littleton is the gateway to countless riches of the White Mountains region of New Hampshire.

Incorporated in 1784, Littleton soon became a commercial and cultural center for New Hampshire’s North Country. Perched on thebanks of the Ammonoosuc and Connecticut rivers, Littleton developed first as a mill town, manufacturing a vast array of goods. Today, with a population around 6,000, it continues to serve as the North Country’s economic core, offering a bustling Main Street, an active commercial center just west of downtown, and a busy Industrial Park.

The town’s location in the scenic White Mountains and its mix of small-town charm and modern convenience has earned Littleton numerous accolades, including the first New Hampshire Profile Community Award for conveying the state’s spirit of independence and being named a “Top Ten Dream Town” by Outside magazine.

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Take the Littleton Historic Walking Tour!

Main Street owes its appeal to topology, economics and civic pride. On a ridge north of the Ammonoosuc River, 60 feet above the riverfront mills, Main Street’s commercial district arose along an 1820 coach road.

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