It’s no secret that we here in the North Country love adventures outdoors, but it’s also no secret that the weather can foil those pursuits. When Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate with plans for hikes and watersports, there’s still plenty to enjoy about the North Country. Visit these local spots the next time the weather turns sour.
Jax Jr. Cinemas
32 Main Street, Littleton
Escape a stormy night by taking in a movie at Littleton’s Jax Jr. Cinemas. With a storied history dating back to 1920 as the Premier Theatre, Littleton’s Jax Jr. Cinemas once played host to the world premier of “The Great Lie,” starring North Country frequentor Bette Davis. After a fire in 1949, Jax Jr. Cinemas opened under its current moniker in 1951. The two-cinema theater became the first all digital 3D cinema in New Hampshire in 2011.
The Gallery at WREN
2011 Main Street, Bethlehem
Spend a drizzly afternoon perusing the handiwork of local artists at the Gallery at WREN. The Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network hosts a year-round gallery of hand-selected artists. The Gallery holds a new show monthly comprised of local and regional artists ranging from painters, potters, sculptors, and other media. Adjacent to the gallery is the Local Works Marketplace, a collection of craft work from over 300 local artists.
Little Village Toy & Book Shop
81B Main Street, Littleton
What better way to pass a stormy day than playing games with loved ones? The Little Village Toy & Book Shop carries over 20,000 products for the enjoyment of all ages. From board games and puzzles to science experiments and stuffed animals, you can find activities here to distract from even the rainiest of days. Once the games are done, cozy up in your favorite arm chair with a book. The Little Village Shop’s shelves carry a variety of genres to satisfy any taste. Check out their summer reading recommendations to find a new story for rainy days or sunnier skies.
Root to Bloom Studio
Tannery Marketplace, 2nd Floor
111 Saranac Street, Littleton
If your rainy day still has you yearning for some activity, head to the studios at the Tannery Marketplace for a yoga session at Root to Bloom Studio. Founder and owner Stacey Doll’s studio resides in the revitalized marketplace alongside the Ammonoosuc River. The gentle roil of the river provides the perfect ambiance for yoga practice at Root to Bloom. If the water will fall, you may as well make the most of it!