Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Lakes Region Travel Guide

Bristol

The small workaday town of Bristol serves as a base for exploring one of the Lakes Region's greatest treasures: 4,000-acre Newfound Lake, one of the state's deepest and purest bodies of water. You reach the spring-fed lake by driving 2 miles north along Route 3A, along which are several beaches. Bristol is also close to several popular hiking areas, including 3,121-foot Mt. Cardigan, in nearby Alexandria,

and Bit and Little Sugarloaf peaks, the trailhead for which is reached along West Shore Road, near the entrance to Wellington State Beach. The Newfound River runs through town and is great for fishing salmon, rainbow trout, and largemouth bass.

Read More

Advertisement

Advertisement

Trip Finder
Store
Guidebooks

Fodor's Pacific Northwest

View Details
X

No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

How we use your email

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.