Small and quaint, picturesque ----full of history!
That is how I would describe the tiny town of Hallowell, Maine.
The streets are lined with old buildings, tall chimneys from days gone by, lots of little shops for window browsing, and a good selection of eateries to satisfy any kind of appetite….We found ourselves down here on TWO nights just because we liked it so much!
Everything about this little town screams New England to me.
The original settlers came to what is now known as Hallowell in 1762. There are signs all throughout the town listing historic landmarks and pointing out interesting facts about the town.
I love those tall chimneys all in a row.
This is the congregational church. Its spires and towers stand tall against the blue evening sky.
The church was built in 1790!
I wish I could see those stained glass windows from the inside looking out ----I bet they are glorious!
Up the street from the church is a house that I have come to recognize as quintessentially MAINE! Big House connected to Little House, connected to Back House, and finally connected to Barn! Click HERE to read more about connected houses in New England. With harsh winters, no one ever has to even step outside to go care for the family animals.
And all the while I’m thinking about what great Quilting Space that would be!
While the forsythia has been long gone in North Carolina, it is just reaching its peak here in New England!
It was a great evening to take a walk around Hallowell and enjoy this sweet little town along the Kennebec River valley.
Tomorrow…..I’ll wave it all goodbye as I fly home……and promise myself that I will come back and spend MORE TIME, NEXT TIME!