Tour: Let’s Explore Warner!

By: Ashlee Rowley, Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce, GSA Morgan Franklin Fellowship Class of 2019

The day started off at Cafe One East on Main Street in Warner ~ a quaint coffee shop right in the middle of downtown. The s’mores iced latte was delicious! Their menu options were incredible for both breakfast and lunch. The GSAs checked in with Ashlee Rowley of the Lake Sunapee Region Chamber and Dan Watts of the Kearsarge Area Chamber where they received an adventure sheet with details of each Warner spot to check out over the course of the day! The GSAs took their own paths over the course of the day ~ exploring all the amazing assets in town!

The Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum and the Nature Discovery Center were both wonderful stops, especially for those who haven’t yet been able to experience them! The staff at each location were really engaged and knowledgeable, really walking the GSAs through each display. Another museum from the day was the NH Telephone Museum ~ a beautiful collection of telephones through the decades. This museum is truly a walk down memory lane! It’s a great spot to head for the day to learn more about the history of the phone right there on Main Street in Warner! MainStreet Bookends was another fantastic find for the day! Lots of books, toys, puzzles, cards and lots of locally handmade crafts. A couple GSAs even bought some stocking stuffers here!

When looking for locally grown food, Farmer’s Markets are always the way to go! However, they aren’t happening each day of the week, but the Warner Public Market fills that need! They are open throughout the week and offer locally grown and produced goods including lots of locally brewed beer! A fun stop to pick up groceries and support local producers. Right down the sidewalk from the Public Market is the Velvet Moose Ice Cream Shoppe ~ what is an adventure day without a stop for ice cream?!?! With seats right on Main Street you can enjoy an ice cream while still soaking up the rays and watching the world pass by…

Pumpkin Blossom Farm was the “off-the-path” find for the day! Not right on Main Street but within a few minutes drive of downtown is a pick-your-own lavender farm! An absolutely beautiful farm and barn! The minute you drive on the property you can smell the lavender fields. From candles, soaps, shower steamers, farm merchandise, bushels of lavender and a snack trailer with lavender lemonade, cookies, cupcakes and so much more ~ there is something for everyone there. A great place to relax, take a deep breath and de-stress. They have community yoga days in the fields too. Overall, Warner, NH – right off exit 9 off I-89 is a great stop for someone interested in a little history, culture, locally made food, crafts and so much more ~ it’s all right there in Warner!