If these walls could talk, they could spin some marvelous yarns of days gone by, especially regarding a certain young writer who loved to sit at the lunch counter, sip on coffee and chat up the locals. For parents and kids who love to read and write, don’t miss Horton Bay General Store, which is frozen in time but still exudes the warmth and charm of when Ernest Hemingway frequented it. Part museum, part commercial enterprise, the General Store is a must for anyone on a Hemingway quest; he loved it so much he wrote about it from his drafty Paris apartment in the 1920’s. There’s lots to look at on the walls and for sale, and after, you can seat yourself on the spinning barstools at the lunch counter and enjoy a real malted from the soda fountain. The store pooch is happy to be petted, too, and adds to the cozy enchantment. For more on Hemingway, check out the Red Fox Inn Bookstore next door, also a treat for “Papa” fans. The owner is a font of information and will gladly point out all the nearby Hemingway haunts.