Downtown Dover NH
Dover’s tree-lined downtown is brimming with quaint shops and galleries. A host of shops, restaurants, and services are located within easy traveling distance of one another. The area offers a wide array of one-of-a-kind treasures such as hand-made jewelry, original art, clothing, and classic New England antiques.
Artisans and art enthusiasts enjoy Dover’s eclectic mix of shops, galleries, and studios. Images of the Past Gallery features sepia-toned and hand-colored historic photographs printed from glass plate negatives.
Dover’s Salmon Falls Stoneware is one of the nation’s most popular makers of traditional New England salt-glazed pottery. Capturing the spirit of pottery made in the late 1800s, each individual pot is handmade and decorated. All pieces are designed, created, and sold in the Oak Street Engine House. The production studio and factory store are among New England’s most popular tourist destinations.
For more unique crafts and gifts, head to Blue Moon Unique Gifts and Imports, Nuance, Nicole’s Hallmark, or Care Pharmacy. For Red Hat members, La Petite Chapeau Rouge is right up your alley and find that perfect handbag at The Hot Purse-oot. Visit the Dover Wine Company for the best in wine and cheese.
For the full spectrum of knitting supplies, head to Spinning Yarns, which offers yarn and classes.
Alie Jewelers, Jewelry Creations, and Naser Jewelers feature rings, bracelets, necklaces, wristwatches, and more. If you enjoy making your own jewelry or decorations, stop by The Bead Bin and peruse the extensive collection of beads and jewelry- making supplies that are available.
You’ll find bicycles, yard games, and all-season sporting goods, especially hockey and goalie equipment, at Philbrick’s Sports Center. Hayden Sports offers University of New Hampshire and other sweatshirts, T-shirts, shorts, hats, and more. Covered Bridge Sports has an assortment of skiing, snowboarding, aquatic, baseball, hockey, snowshoe, and other equipment and attire. Olympia Sport Center is another source of athletic apparel.
For sports shoes and all types of footwear, explore Red’s Famous Shoe Barn. The kids might enjoy a short jaunt to the Noggin Factory, where they can indulge in educational games, books, toys, and brainteasers.
For film development, disks or printing of digital pictures and other photo supplies, drop by Photosmith or Rivers Camera Shop.
Music lovers should not miss Earcraft Music or Ralph’s House of Tone offering musical instruments, musical equipment and supplies, instruction information, and leads to aspiring musicians.
Ready for a break? Stop by Bellaviso Salon and Spa or My Liege Salon and Spa for one of their pampering services—facials, massages, manicures and pedicures, or haircuts and color. For multi-cultural haircare and products, visit Leroy’s Styles LLC or Zemari Hair Design LLC. Visit Time to Shine for an old-time barber, or Radiance for glowing skin care. Follow up your day of beauty with some yummy treats from one of the many coffee and dessert stops—Harvey’s Bakery and Coffee Shop or Café on the Corner.
You may wish to consider purchasing a Dover Main Street gift certificate, which can be used just like cash at stores and restaurants throughout Dover.