Bethlehem Shopping: Where to Find Bethlehem's Arts and Crafts Stores

The beautiful town of Bethlehem, New Hampshire is famous for far more than its scenic views and charming country lifestyle. Bethlehem Shopping is some of the area's best, with tourists coming in by the thousands to view the many arts and crafts stores it has to offer.

Yikes American Craft
23 Main Street
Center Harbor, New Hampshire
(603) 253-4966
www.yikesgallery.com

For some of the finest examples of American arts and crafts, BBonline recommends Yikes American Craft. This store is an example of Bethlehem shopping at its best. Finely hand made products ranging from glassware, metal and pottery are beautifully displayed throughout the store. Hand crafted jewelry, bracelets, necklaces and earrings from various types of metal make the perfect gift for that special someone. Unique houseware items are also available, with some of their most popular being the decorative swanwood bowl sets. Some exquisite furniture pieces are also available, giving a touch of style and elegance to any home. Yikes American Craft is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sundays from 10am to 5pm. The store is a short drive down Highway 3, due south of Bethlehem. Staying in a beautiful Bethlehem bed and breakfast will allow the visitor to experience this store as well as other area favorites.

Long River Studios
1 Main Street
Lyme, New Hampshire 03768
www.longriverstudios.net

Maybe you're looking for that perfect small gift for a birthday or house warming party. Or perhaps a piece of art is more to your liking. Wherever your tastes lie, BBonline recommends Long River Studios. Featuring works of art from some of New England's best painters, one can hardly go wrong with selecting one of the pieces displayed in their gallery. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet several of the artists in person, as the studio usually has at least one of their featured artists on hand during opening hours. Handcrafted dolls from some of New England's top doll makers are another area Long River Studios is known for. From the old fashioned prairie dolls to new and unique animal shapes, the doll section of the studio will not disappoint. Long River Studios also features hand knitted rugs, decorative cloths and and clothing. Photography, blown glass sculptures and jewelry are also available. Long River Studios is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm. It lies a short drive from Bethlehem down interstate 93. Why not stay in a Bethlehem inn to appreciate the sights this area has to offer?

League of New Hampshire Craftsmen
205 N. Main Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
(603) 224-3375
www.nhcrafts.org

Founded in 1932, the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen is one of the oldest craft guilds in the country. The objective was to help local craftsmen make a living during the hard years of the depression and promote the use of hand crafted goods. Since then, the League has blossomed into one of the most well known and respected craft leagues in the country. Visitors can buy products from the League members at one of 7 retail outlets throughout New Hampshire. The league website will also have information on various exhibitions. Some of the best in Bethlehem shopping can be found through the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.