Part of the Brewster experience is getting to call the quintessential New England village of Wolfeboro our home. Our students’ parents, grandparents, and siblings have long enjoyed visiting and getting to partake in all that Wolfeboro and the greater Lakes Region of New Hampshire have to offer. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s new and expanded in Wolfeboro for those heading to campus for Orientation, Fall Family Weekend, or just a weekend visit!
New on Main Street
A visit to Brewster isn’t complete without a walk downtown. Here are some of the new and expanded offerings in Wolfeboro’s popular lakeside corridor.
Adornments & Creative Clothing: Once only found in the Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith, this jewelry and clothing boutique now has a second location in Wolfeboro.
Back Bay Clothing: has moved down a couple of blocks down Main Street to a larger location—same side of the street, just closer toward the Yum Yum Shop.
Bayberry Juice Bar: Location in the iconic yellow Avery building, this eatery has salads, sandwiches, juices, and more. (The Brewster Smoothie is our fave, of course.)
The Farmer’s Kitchen: This very popular breakfast and lunch spot in Farmington, N.H. now has an equally popular Wolfeboro location.
Paper, Pen & Palette: Any creative person’s happy place, this shop has now moved to the second level of Black’s Paper Store and Gift Shop.
Pavilion: An extension of the renovated Pickering House Inn, this restaurant and its sophisticated menu is steps away from Brewster’s campus.
Tee Tops Resort Wear: This clothing shop is in the former location of Mountain Tops.
Van Otis Chocolates: Known for its Swiss fudge and caramels, this gourmet chocolate shop is located in the Avery building.
At the Railroad Station:
The historic Wolfeboro Railroad Depot is the home of the Chamber of Commerce and—beginning this summer—a few fun seasonal shops!
AllieCaps started as an Etsy venture and now has several boutique shops for its custom, creative, handmade trucker hats and colorful knit beanies.
Till I Die is a spirited line of apparel and accessories for the active sport lifestyle.
Just Outside of Downtown:
Back Bay Antique Gallery: Make a stop at this Elm Street spot if you’re a discerning collector.
Morrisseys’ Front Porch isn’t new, but they have added a newly built Irish Pub inside their restaurant (along with a redesigned sign you’ll spot as you head toward campus).
Saka: Saka is a new Japanese restaurant (yay! sushi!) located a very short drive from campus on Center Street.
Z’s Sterling Silver: This new spot at the split of Center and Elm Streets offers sterling silver jewelry designs and gifts.
Many Wolfeboro eateries have expanded or added outdoor dining options, including El Centenario (they doubled their dining space with a patio), Garwoods Restaurant & Pub (added an upper, outdoor deck), Burnt Timber Brewing & Tavern (patio area), and Wolfetrap Grill and Raw Bar (they added an entire covered pavilion). Some of us are hoping for a warmish fall so the summer feeling can extend a bit and we can enjoy more outdoor dining!
When making your plans to enjoy the area, remember that a few local businesses close at the end of the summer tourist season (usually around mid-October). It’s also important to know that some Wolfeboro businesses, like many in the area, had a difficult time finding workers this season. In some cases, this led to shorter hours. So it’s always best to call ahead to check on the hours of operation the day you are planning to stop by.
Want to know more about Wolfeboro, Brewster’s hometown? Visit the Chamber of Commerce’s website. And if you are a new Wolfeboro business owner we missed on this list, please reach out to Brewster Director of Communications Suzanne Morrissey at firstname.lastname@example.org.