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Best things to do in Bristol

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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.”
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Grocery or Supermarket
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“Same distance as Plymouth Hannaford, carries Hannaford products but selection/hours are limited”
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Bar
“Outdoor & indoor seating, extensive menu and impressive list of beers on tap.”
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Natural Feature
“Excellent Beach for relaxing or swimming or cooking out at. Boat landing to put a boat in to explore this 7 mile long lake”
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Restaurant
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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. ”
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Restaurant
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Restaurant
“We love their homemade mozzarella sticks. Casual and fun spot on the water. ”
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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”
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Restaurant
“Famous fudge, great ice cream and coffee. Nice lunch and dinner menu. Seasonal.”
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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. ”
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Restaurant
“great place for having a margarita or a beer with some authentic mexican food and great service”
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Grocery or Supermarket
“Shackett's is pricier than Hannafords, but definitely worth a trip for their delicious donuts & souvenier t shirts!”
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Cafe
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Breakfast Spot
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“A Bristol tradition & our son's favorite restaurant..."Where the coffee is as fresh as the service"! ”
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Lodging
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