Summer in Bristol

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.

Kelley Park
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

Bridgewater Inn
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.

Getting Here

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.

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