Far from the hustle and bustle of Boston and Providence—60 minutes from the closest highway to be more specific—you’ll find the quaint town of Littlebridgeham, MA. You’re going to want to get to know this popular tourist spot because your wife is already penciling it in for the only free weekend you’ve had since last spring. This little hidden gem right next to Lake Wannaleavenow has only 400 residents yet amazingly absolutely no parking spots.
While you’re there, you have to check out the Littlebridgeham Trading Post, a country store specializing in homemade jams, penny candy, and wooden statues of Native Americans that certainly should not still be on display today. The shop owner doesn’t care about your opinion on that though, and will call you a woke city slicker if you bring it up.
Be sure to plan your trip well ahead, as the Trading Post’s fickle hours almost certainly mean it will be closed when you get here. But don’t fear! There will be a local octogenarian reading the newspaper who will tell you it’s closed after you’ve already pulled on the locked door.
You also have to make sure to visit Little Mama Granny’s for her world famous Pear Cider Donuts. Be warned though as she only makes 11 each week and when they’re sold out your wife will immediately start planning a second trip because this one was “a bit of a letdown.”
A final tip: To experience all that Littlebridgeham has to offer, consider coming during the annual Bar Fest. The unique event is not a drinking celebration but rather the one weekend of the year that your phone will have enough bars to get any signal. Bar Fest dates change each year, as it’s Littlebridgeham tradition to hold the event only during the coldest, snowiest week of the year.
Join us next week on Chronicle as we explore a legendary roast beef sandwich stop in Peabody regulars like to call the “North Shore’s best slop shop.”