Bristol NH | Lifestyle Profile

Bristol, NH Town Profile & Lifestyle Comparison

Bristol is a residential town located in Grafton County. The town was named after Bristol, England due to deposits of fine sand/clay that was similar to Bristol sand from England. Bristol is one of the towns that border Newfound Lake, one of the cleanest lakes in NH. During the summer the population increases as Newfound Lake is a popular summer destination.

Land Area: 17.1 sq. mi.

Inland Water Area: 5.2 sq. mi.

Schools: Newfound Area School District

Town Office: 744-3354

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Public Library: 35 Pleasant Street

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Rec. Facilities: Municipal parks, Tennis courts, Snowmobile trails, Cross-country skiing, Bicycle trails, Campgrounds, Fishing, Hunting, Boating, Beach/waterfront recreation area, and Wellington State Park.