Bristol, New Hampshire, incorporated in 1819, is a beautiful New England town that encompasses the lower two thirds of Newfound Lake, the fifth largest lake in the State. Bristol offers all the benefits of small town living, while remaining close to major recreational attractions and business centers. The Town of Bristol has a year round population of approximately 3,300 and a seasonal summer population of approximately 6,500 inhabitants.
In and surrounding the town there are many choices for hiking; approximately 12 trails that vary in difficulty. The highest point in town is Bristol Peak, elevation 1,803 feet above sea level.
Bristol is a part of the New Found Area School District. Resident students attend Bristol Elementary School through grade 5; Newfound Memorial Middle School for grades 6-8 and Newfound High School through grade 12.