Visit the Village of Shelburne Falls

Every so often you find one of those towns you fall for. The idyllic, romantic, old school village of Shelburne Falls stole my heart, and even though it’s quite a drive I can’t help but find reasons to return again and again. The road to town is beautiful and there are adorable little houses along the way into the historic district.

Shelburne_Falls_1Main Street is the perfect length for a nice walk and parking is ample.

shelburne_falls_I love the colorful detailed mosaics scattered about.

Shelburne_Falls_55There’s the Bridge of Flowers on a warm sunny day, the bowling alley for a rainy afternoon, and the surplus of interesting little shops to pop in and out of. Just looking around the Shelburne Arts Co-op feels like you’re in a gallery, and there are neat affordable items for purchase.

shelburne_arts_coopMolly Cantor Pottery has some really beautiful and unique pottery, and also, some super cool birds!

Molly_Cantor_Pottery_Boswell’s Books is a delightful little bookstore and you must go in to meet Boswell, the bookstore cat.

Shelburne_Falls_boswellIf you’re looking for a place to sit down for a snack, Bakers Pharmacy is your place to get an ice cream soda.

bakers_pharmacy_shelburne_fallsThere are plenty of restaurants to choose from along the strip as well. Really, this town is almost too sweet to be true. As an added bonus, follow the signs just around the corner for Salmon Falls and the glacial potholes.

Shelburne_Falls_salmon_fallsThe waterfall is beautiful and steeped in history. The potholes are an interesting and odd natural occurrence. What a cool element, right next to the center of town! Driving home you may just witness a magical sunset like I did, which made me even happier coming all this way.

Shelburne_Falls_2A day in Shelburne Falls is a welcomed escape to the days of old in small town USA.

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