About the Littleton Area
Thank you for your interest in joining our community and serving the residents of the Littleton area. Known as “The Main Street of the Mountains,” Littleton is the largest town in northern Grafton County, with 5,928 residents in the 2010 census. The town is situated at the edge of the White Mountains, the most northern town in Grafton County and bounded on the northwest by the Connecticut River. To the southeast is Bethlehem, to the south is Sugar Hill, Lisbon and Lyman, to the southwest is Monroe, to the northwest, across the Connecticut River, are Waterford and Concord Vermont and to the north is Dalton.
Littleton became the “Crossroads of Northern New England” when the railroads came to the town. Bricks, timber, tourists, dry goods and fresh oysters traveled from all points in New England and Canada to Littleton’s rail station. Throughout the years the leather and stitching industries lagged and failed, the wood products industries and the diminishing tax base meant that public services and maintenance frayed. However, Littleton remained the transportation hub of the North Country when the interstate came. In the 1950s Moore Station harnessed the Connecticut River and the hydroelectric station produces in excess of 200 million kilowatt hour of electricity annually. Moore Dam endowed Littleton with inexpensive electricity, both domestic and industrial, and was an enormous boost to the property tax base. The top five employers in the area are now Hitchiner Manufacturing, Littleton Regional Hospital, Littleton Coin Company, Burndy Corporation and Wal-Mart.
Littleton’s public school system includes one elementary school, junior high and high school. Granite State College and White Mountains Community College are also located in Littleton. The Littleton Courier, Caledonian Record and Ammonoosuc Times are the local newspapers. The local radio stations are WMTK-106.3FM and WLTN-96.7FM.
Towns in the Littleton Area include, Bethlehem, Littleton, Monroe, Lyman, Sugar Hill, Franconia and Easton.
Skiers ride the gondola at Cannon Mountain in the winter. The gondola remains open in the summer for view-seekers.
The Franconia area has many mountain biking trails. A local club organizes group rides throughout the spring, summer and fall.
Littleton: Known as “The Main Street of the Mountains,” Littleton has a picturesque Main Street with many unique shops to visit. Don’t miss out on Chutters (which has the world’s longest candy counter) and the Village Bookstore. You can also visit Jax Jr. Cinemas, a two screen movie theatre open year-round. Littleton is located on the banks of the Ammonoosuc river where you can picnic and dine while looking out at the rapids that used to power the mills. You can also hike Kilburn Crag, which offers a spectacular view of the Presidential Range to hikers.
Bethlehem: The Colonial Theatre, located in Bethlehem, is the longest continually running movie theatre in The United States. The historic theatre shows movies nightly throughout the summer. From May to September you can enjoy free outdoor concerts every Sunday night at the old fashioned Gazebo on the Town Common. The town is also home to the Rocks Estate, a Christmas Tree Farm that also offers musical concerts, nature lectures, wagon rides and maple syrup.
Franconia: Franconia is home to Franconia Notch State Park with many unique sites along I-93. You can visit the Flume Gorge, the Basin, the Old Man on the Mountain Historic Site, swim in Echo Lake and ski and hike on Cannon Mountain. Cannon Mountain has 72 trails, 9 lifts, terrain for all ability levels, the largest vertical drop and highest lift-accessed terrain in New Hampshire and New Hampshire’s only aerial tramway. You can also visit The Frost Place, Robert Frost’s farm homestead. Don’t forget to hike to Lonesome Lake!
Sugar Hill: Welcome to the newest town in New Hampshire, incorporated in 1962. Sugar Hill is home to the Lupine Festival during the summertime. Lupine Festival events include, histori-cal inn tours, cooking workshops with inn chefs, exhibits dem-onstrations & sales of artisan works, lupine field walks and mu-sic festivals. Don’t forget to visit Polly’s Pancake Parlor for one of the best breakfasts in the North Country!
Littleton Area Clinical Sites
551 Meadow St. Littleton
117 Main St. Littleton
The Littleton Diner
170 West Main St. Littleton
Topic of the Town
25 Main St. Littleton
Cold Mountain Café
2015 Main St. Bethlehem
The Coffee Pot
30 Main St. Littleton
Polly’s Pancake Parlor
672 Sugar Hill Rd. (Rt. 117) Sugar Hill
Miller’s Fare Café & Bakery
16 Mill St. Littleton
2161 Main St. Bethlehem
Main St. Franconia
Chang Thai Café
77 Main St. Littleton
Italian Oasis Restaurant
106 Main St. # C Littleton
The Little Grille
62 Cottage St. Littleton
Gold House Pizza & Greek Restaurant
87 Main St. Littleton
Alburritos Mexican Restaurant
406 Union St. Littleton
Porfido’s Market and Deli
84 Main St. Littleton
Cottage St. Littleton
625 Meadow St. Littleton
Littleton Farmer’s Market
Littleton Senior Center, 77 River Glen Lane
Bethlehem Farmer’s Market
Next to WREN, Main St. Bethlehem
Porfido’s Market and Deli
84 Main St. Littleton
Franconia Village Store
324 Main Street, Franconia
347 Main St. Franconia
118 Meadow St. Littleton
274 Dells Rd. Littleton
751 Meadow St. Littleton
615 Meadow St. Littleton
Free WiFi/Computer Access
Miller’s Fare Café & Bakery: 16 Mill Street, Littleton. Free WiFi.
The Oasis: Parkers Marketplace on Main Street, Littleton. Free Wifi.
Along Main Street, Near the Opera House: Free WiFi.
McDonald’s: 252 Meadows Street, Littleton. Free WiFi.
Notchnet: 149 West Main Street, Littleton. Free WiFi.
Bethlehem Public Library: Town Building, Main and Maple Streets, Bethlehem. Free WiFi/computer access.
Littleton Public Library: Main St. Littleton. Free WiFi/computer access.
Abbie Greenleaf Library: Main St. Bethlehem. Free WiFi/computer access.
Cell Phone Coverage
Littleton: There is 3G service.
Franconia: Coverage in town.
Bethlehem: There is 3G service.
Sugar Hill: Coverage in town.
Lyman: There is limited coverage.
Monroe: Coverage in town.
Easton: Coverage in town.