Midwest Living Review
Put on some comfy walking shoes and spend a day exploring Northfield’s Division Street. Dense with specialty shops and populated with handsome redbrick buildings, the popular district blends this college town’s youthful creativity and intellectual culture with a comfortable small-town vibe. It’s an ideal place for a girlfriend getaway, with plenty of spots to kick back and catch up in between shopping.
Fuel up with a cinnamon popover and coffee at Bittersweet Cafe situated in the Archer House River Inn, then let the hunt for holiday and birthday gifts begin. Downtown Northfield stores offer fun options and ideas for book-lovers, antique collectors, fashionistas, knitters, artists, shoe fanatics and kitchen goddesses.
Noteworthy shops to seek out include the artsy Swag gallery, the vintage-focused Local Joint, Northfield Yarn, Rooms by Tagg 2 furniture and home decor, and The Measuring Cup for all things culinary.