The central historic district runs along the waterfront, where you can see legitimately old buildings, Hollywood fascimiles, and spectacular views of the harbor from small, grassy parks. There's a lot more in the district, too, including a helpful little tourist office at the bend in the road , gift shops, a B&B (the Cooper's Inn), a husband-and-wife team of coopers making barrels in an open shop (technically, it's not open to the public, but ask nicely for a look), a kayaking and outdoor adventure center, and the Sea Dog Saloon (tel. 902/875-2862) at the very end of the road at 1 Dock St. It's sometimes open as late as 2am. A block inland from the water is Shelburne's more commercial stretch, where you can find services that include banks, shops, and snacks.
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