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Things to do in Bristol

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Best state park in NH. Amenities include beach, hiking, swimming in Newfound Lake, picnic area, flushing toilets/showers. Food shack. Boat ramp as well.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Same distance as Plymouth Hannaford, carries Hannaford products but selection/hours are limited”
  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This is a local secret, known to be the cleanest lake in New Hampshire. You can swim, boat, kayak, paddle board, fish, ice fish, ice skate and just relax while you take in the beautiful sights. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Outdoor & indoor seating, extensive menu and impressive list of beers on tap.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“In addition to the waterfall, there are trails to explore (some suitable for mountain biking), picnic tables, and charcoal grills. Profile Falls is a favorite waterfall for fishing, so be sure to bring your pole and fishing license, as you are very likely to catch some trout or even salmon if the season is right. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We love their homemade mozzarella sticks. Casual and fun spot on the water. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
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“Basic Ingredients is a family owned and operated bakery and gift shop in central NH. Offering fresh baked and Newfound Lake branded attire and goods. ​ Basic Ingredients is a one stop shop for those visiting the Lake Regions....even if it's just for an award winning sticky bun to tide you over until your next destination. Stay up to date on our product offerings and general bakery happenings by following us on Facebook and Instagram. ​ Register for Run Your Buns Off 4.2 miler lightboxreg.com/buns_2018”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“great place for having a margarita or a beer with some authentic mexican food and great service”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Shackett's is pricier than Hannafords, but definitely worth a trip for their delicious donuts & souvenier t shirts!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“Chef is multi-talented, multi-national and family runs the business. Historic inn with modern updates and some lodging on-site. Karaoke on Thursday nights and live bands weekends. Closed Tuesdays. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Famous fudge, great ice cream and coffee. Nice lunch and dinner menu. Seasonal.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
  • 4 locals recommend
Lodging
  • 1 local recommends
Breakfast Spot
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“A Bristol tradition & our son's favorite restaurant..."Where the coffee is as fresh as the service"! ”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Bar
“Outdoor & indoor seating, extensive menu and impressive list of beers on tap.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“We love their homemade mozzarella sticks. Casual and fun spot on the water. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Famous fudge, great ice cream and coffee. Nice lunch and dinner menu. Seasonal.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“great place for having a margarita or a beer with some authentic mexican food and great service”
  • 2 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“A Bristol tradition & our son's favorite restaurant..."Where the coffee is as fresh as the service"! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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