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A throwback to a simpler time

Small village boasts plenty of in-town charm and outdoor fun

The Riverwalk loop off Mill Street includes a pedestrian covered bridge over the Ammonoosuc River. Below: Littleton’s Main Street has ample shopping, and Cannon Mountain is nearby in Franconia Notch State Park. The Riverwalk loop off Mill Street includes a pedestrian covered bridge over the Ammonoosuc River. Below: Littleton’s Main Street has ample shopping, and Cannon Mountain is nearby in Franconia Notch State Park. (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: KARL STONE/SKI NH; GREG KEELER/CANNON MOUNTAIN; LITTLETON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE)
By Marty Basch
Globe Correspondent / November 16, 2011

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There’s an old-fashioned charm to this small town along the roaring Ammonoosuc River. The heart of Littleton is walkable Main Street, which features handsome edifices, eclectic eateries, and plentiful shopping. And, visitors will discover that this village, situated on the edge of the White Mountains, is a perfect jumping-off point for outdoor adventure and wintry fun.

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