The Seacoast

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  • 1. Emery Farm

    In the same family since 1655, Emery Farm sells berries and produce in summer, pumpkins in fall, and Christmas trees in winter. The farm shop carries breads, pies, and local crafts, and a café serves sandwiches, ice cream, cider doughnuts, and other light fare. Enjoy pumpkin-patch hayrides in autumn and visit the petting barn May–October.

    147 Piscataqua Rd., Durham, New Hampshire, 03824, USA
  • 2. Exeter Fine Crafts

    This acclaimed nonprofit cooperative formed in 1966 features creations by more than 300 of Northern New England's top pottery, painting, jewelry, textile, glassware, and other artisans.

    61 Water St., Exeter, New Hampshire, 03833, USA
  • 3. Applecrest Farm Orchards

    At this 250-acre farm, pick apples and berries or buy freshly baked fruit pies and cookies and outstanding homemade ice cream. A café serves ice cream. Fall brings cider pressing, hayrides, pumpkins, and music on weekends. Author John Irving's experiences working here as a teen inspired The Cider House Rules.

    133 Exeter Rd., Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, 03844, USA
  • 4. Byrne & Carlson

    Watch elegant cream truffles and luscious chocolates being made in the European tradition at this small artisanal shop.

    121 State St., Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801, USA
  • 5. Don Gorvett Gallery

    This gallery mainly shows works by master woodcutter Don Gorvett, who creates spellbinding scenes of New England's coast, particularly the Portsmouth area. There are also works by some of New England's finest printmakers, including Karen Whitman, John Volpacchio, and Sean Hurley.

    123 Market St., Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801, USA
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  • 6. Nahcotta

    This contemporary design boutique specializes in the stylish ceramics, jewelry, glassware, and art of dozens of regional talents.

    110 Congress St., Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801, USA
  • 7. New Hampshire Art Association

    Since 1940, this venerable local arts organization has served as an incubator of local painters, sculptors, and other talented creatives. Works by the association's more than 300 juried members appear on the walls of this lively downtown gallery. NHAA also organizes other shows throughout the state—check the website for the latest schedule.

    136 State St., Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801, USA
  • 8. Off Piste

    Look to this quirky emporium for offbeat gifts and household goods—everything from painted buoy birdhouses to irreverent books, games, and mugs.

    37 Congress St., Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801, USA
  • 9. Portsmouth Farmers' Market

    One of the best and longest-running farmers' markets in the state showcases seasonal produce along with regional treats such as maple syrup and artisanal cheeses. There's live music, too. It's held Saturday morning, May–early November.

    1 Junkens Ave., Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801, USA
  • 10. Three Graces Gallery

    Closed Permanently

    The gallery showcases an unusual mix of paintings, sculpture, jewelry and other art; watch for monthly changing exhibitions.

    105 Market St., Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801, USA

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