The historic courthouse green and the nation’s oldest continuous court records lend a genteel sense of history to this pretty community where wide porches are shaded by graceful old oaks. Northampton’s county seat since 1631 where a stylishly restored inn serves up gourmet lunch and dinners while a no frills bar and grill is the locals’ favorite for wing night. A unique shopping experience can be found at a European inspired atelier (studio/workshop) where an artisan couple lives and sells their creative wares. Lush flower gardens surround the town B & B, a good place to call it a night.