Summer Fun in Bristol
Summer in Bristol has something for everyone: a hopping downtown shopping scene, year-round and seasonal eats and drinks, easy access to the mountains for hiking and camping, and weekends on Newfound Lake.
Things to Do
Spend the Day at Newfound Lake
Swim, picnic, boat, lounge, fish or hike at Newfound Lake
Hiking at Slim Baker
Experience gorgeous views of the Whites, Vermont and Maine mountains.
Enjoy the playground, athletic fields, and easy access to downtown and rail trail
Want more ideas for things to do? Check out our post, “Fun Things to Do on Newfound Lake.”
Places to Eat and Drink
The Big Catch
Seasonal fresh seafood and outdoor dining
Ledge Water Steakhouse
Fine dining with water views
Shackett’s Seafood Shack and Ice Cream
Finish off a day at the lake with fried clams and ice cream
Want more recommendations for dining? Read our post “Great Places to Eat in Bristol, NH.”
Places to Stay
Henry Whipple House Bed & Breakfast
Historic charm BnB walking distance to downtown
Family owned motel and Japanese steakhouse
Newfound Lake Inn
Modern amenities with lakefront view
Want more recommendations for lodging? Go to the Bristol Business Directory.
Located just a few miles from Interstate 93, getting to Bristol is easier than you think.
What Makes Bristol, NH Different?
We’re not just a fun vacation destination, but also a great place to live, work and play. Learn more about business opportunities here in town.