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NOSTALGIA @ the Blue Heron Inn - a modern-day general store

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P.O. Box 588
10412 Main Street
Findley Lake, NY 14736
P: 716.769.7852
F: 716.769.7866


We were very happy to return to our favorite
get-away place. We both enjoy the relaxing quietness at the Blue Heron and Findley Lake. We are already looking forward to our next trip here. Thanks for another great weekend!
- Cathy & Chuck W.
Ransomville, NY

Shopping Hours ~ Winter, 2017

Please Call for Current Shopping Hours.

Please call 716.769.7852 if you have a "shopping emergency"!

We're happy to open outside of our published hours if available.

Open Year 'round


Soon after purchasing what would become the Blue Heron Inn, the Ahlquist's decided to renovate the adjacent red barn into prime retail space. They rented the three 1st floor shops to a variety of enterprising shop owners and Tobi transformed the 2nd floor into a whimsical shopping experience she named “The Nostalgia Shoppe". The shop offers an eclectic mix of gifts for giving and gifts for keeping. Notable items range from nostalgic toys, games & candy for kids of all ages to artisan-crafted jewelry, leather & glass objects d’art; inspirational/new age items & much, much. In the winter of 2006 The Nostalgia Shoppe moved downstairs to the 1st floor of the barn, where it remains today.

The toys and games, right out of the 1950's & 60's, include memorable, old-fashioned items that include metal jacks, marbles, balsa planes, tin toys & robots & more! There are heirloom wooden toys, puzzles for young &  old, playing cards, bridge accessories and an assortment of card games. The candy counter will bring back plenty of childhood memories; from wax lips, paper dots & sugar daddies, to nik-l-nips, flying saucer wafers, razzles & rock candy!

The Nostalgia Shoppe is a showcase for artisan-crafted & fair-trade jewelry,

glass, pottery & fashion accessories.The Shoppe also carries a variety of spiritual

and new age accessories including candles, Austrian crystals, tumbled gemstones, incense, oils, salt lamps, prayer flags and more. A number of eclectic and inspirational greeting card lines and wall art are featured, as well as

Primal Elements® hand-crafted "soap by the slice" and Willow Tree® collectibles. Findley Lake tees, hoodies, ornaments, magnets and wine accessories round out the eclectic assortment of gifts.

Nostalgia -- it’s the coolest store in town!


Blue Heron Inn
Bruce and Tobi Zenker Ahlquist

P.O. Box 588, 10412 Main St.,
Findley Lake, NY 14736
P: 716.769.7852
F: 716.769.7866