Bristol, New Hampshire, incorporated in 1819, is a beautiful New England town that encompasses the southern portion of Newfound Lake, the fifth largest lake in the State. Bristol offers all the benefits of small-town living, remaining close to major recreational attractions and business centers.
Bristol’s centerpiece is a lovely historic town square, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A wealth of amenities are packed into the small square: a quirky and fun cafe, interesting stores, a fudge shop, a brewery, restaurants, and a public library. A park and public playground are close by, and you can hear the rushing water of the nearby Pemigewasset River. With so much to do and places to explore, it’s a destination for locals and visitors.
Natural assets abound within walking distance. At Newfound Lake, visitors can enjoy a picnic lunch in the park or hit up the trailhead for biking and walking. When the weather is warm, visitors can buy fresh veggies at the farmers market or head down the trail to a public beach. There are dozens of other activities—hiking, biking around the Newfound Lake Pathway, boating, outdoor festivals and more are all within reach. And in the winter, Ragged Mountain is close by and offers snowmobiling, skiing and other cold-weather sports.