One of my favorite places to visit from Woods Hole is the historic village of Marshfield Hills, Mass. Here, nestled in a blink-and-you-will-miss-it town center, you will find the charming Marshfield Hills General Store.
Who does not love the delights of a general store, half dedicated to US post boxes, the rest jam packed with everything from penny candy to milk, ice cream to t-shirts, jewelry to mugs, home-decor to a wine room. Check out the DVD collection in one nook, and grab a bottle for the movie at home in another. It’s the way shopping used to be — curated, simple, perfect.
Yankee Magazine named this spot one of the best in New England this year in their annual round up. No wonder as the place was saved from the wrecking ball by Steve Carell (“The Office”) and his wife Nancy. Without their generous intervention, it is likely the Marshfield Hills General Store would no longer exist. So kudos to good people who understand that preserving our small-town culture is the spirit of America.
Open year round, the store and surrounding Marshfield are well worth the 50 minute drive from Woods Hole. Check it out!