|cute historic houses|
|railroad tracks through town|
First we went to a small group of buildings that had a couple shops and a small post office. We went into one shop that sold jewelery, mostly costume, but they also had a section of Vera Bradley bags and another section of Brighton stuff (Ruby Woo would love this!). My beloved husband decided he would let me buy something so I picked out this adorable daisy bracelet. Daisies are my favorite flower!
Then we walked up and down the Main Street looking at all the old buildings, some of which are houses that people actually still live in, and we read all the historic signs where we learned some interesting things. There was a General Store/Cafe there that had indoor and outdoor seating. We, unfortunately, were still full from breakfast so we didn't eat anything there but the menu looked pretty tasty yet simple.
|pretty path leading to the ice cream parlour|
|old one room church|
|nice sermon title|
|another old church|
There was a "high end" (according to the sign) consigment shop and a couple one room churches. An ice cream parlor which, sad to say, was not open and a wine tasting room where you could sample local Clifton wines. One adorable little yellow house, we found out was actually a bed & breakfast called the Canary Cottage! I would love to take a long weekend there!
One thing I really loved was the train tracks that ran right through the middle of town across Main Street. I grew up with train tracks literally across the street from my house so when I see these old trains it reminds me fondly of my childhood. An Amtrak train actually went by at one point while we were driving through the town. And right next to the train tracks was an old caboose for display.
|the train! almost missed it!|
Upon our travels and reading about the town we discovered something a little disturbing though and just had to check it out. Apparently an old scary legend about a bridge called Bunnyman Bridge. Bunnyman...sounds cute, right? WRONG!!
There's a part of the railroad here just outside of Clifton that goes over a bridge which covers a one lane road through the woods. I won't repeat the legend here as it is too scary for a simple little food blog but if you dare to find out more about it go here. But I gotta warn you, its pretty graphic and scary! And there are bunnies involved but there is nothing cute about it in any way!
Scary story aside, the town of Clifton itself is a nice quiet little town that really is worth a visit if you're looking for a few cute little shops and a hometown restaurant with local flavor mixed with a little history.