Top Adventures in Bristol

  • Drive around Newfound Lake

    As a kid, I spent many of my summer and winter vacations on Newfound Lake in New Hampshire and can say without a doubt that it is one of the first places to spark my love for the outdoors. If your'e heading up to the White Mountains in the winter ...

  • Ski or Snowshoe to High Cabin

    High Cabin, located in Cardigan State Forest, is owned and operated by the Appalacian Mountian Club (AMC). It was originally built in 1931 and since renovated in 2004. Renovations included new roof, siding, bunk beds, wood stove and composting toi...

    4 miles 1275 ft gain

  • Hike Cardigan Mountain via the West Ridge Trail

    Cardigan Mountain is located in Cardigan Mountain State forest just outside of Canaan, New Hampshire.  Just make sure to go to The Cardigan Mountain state park parking lot, via Cardigan Mountain Road and not the AMC Cardigan Lodge. The trail begin...

    3 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Hike the Lockes Hill Trail

    This trail, beginning at a parking lot adjacent to the lake, leads to one of the best views of Lake Winnipesaukee. Although not very high in elevation, it is one of the tallest crests in the area, providing some of the best views, and the actual h...

    1.8 miles 419 ft gain

  • Hike the Welch Mountain and Dickey Mountain Loop

    This is a very well-marked and traveled trail, marked with yellow blazes. Start off at the trailhead (easy parking, $3 fee) and be sure to go counter-clockwise for the best route. The beginning of the trail meanders along next to a babbling brook ...

    4.1 miles 1807 ft gain

  • Hike to Lake Solitude, NH

    The two most popular routes to Lake Solitude are the Newbury Trail and Andrew Brook Trail.  The round-trip distance of the hikes are 4.8 miles and 3.8 miles. Both could be described as moderate in terms of difficulty. The Newbury trail is accessed...

    4.8 miles 2510 ft gain

  • Hike to the Oak Hill Fire Tower

    Climbing to the Fire Tower on Oak Hill is a great urban adventure, short enough for a lunch break trail run or a morning hike with the family. The trail is primarily wooded, with a panoramic view from the Fire Tower for those brave enough to ascen...

    3 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike the Lafayette-Lincoln Loop

    Begin at the Mt. Tecumseh trailhead. You will hike for 1.2 miles before your first vista. Continue from there another mile until you arrive at the junction with the Sosman Trail. Stay right and continue another 0.3 miles to reach the summit of Mt....

    5.2 miles

  • Hike Mount Moosilauke via Gorge Brook Trail

    Mount Moosilauke is a 4000 footer located in the White Mountain Range of New Hampshire. The summit peaks at 4,802 feet with a prominence of 2,933 feet.If you're new to exploring the White Mountain range this will definitely be a great introduction...

    7.4 miles 2400 ft gain

  • Hike Mount Tecumseh via Tripoli Road

    This short hike starts out from the Tecumseh Trailhead parking lot along Tripoli Road at an elevation of 1,820 feet. The trail heads south from the parking area and almost immediately crosses a few brooks which may be difficult at high water. The ...

    6.2 miles 2545 ft gain

  • Hike the Mt. Moosilauke Glencliff Trail

    To get to the trailhead, take the 25N, turn right onto High Street and continue along this road until it comes to an end. The Mt Moosiulauke Glencliff Trail takes you through seven miles of forest and mountain scenery. The trail features impressiv...

    7.1 miles 2454 ft gain

  • Hike Mount Moosilauke via Beaver Brook Trail

    The trailhead is located along Lost River Road.  There is a $5.00 day use parking pass required.   The trail starts off on the Beaver Brook Trail (also the Appalachian Trail).  The trail consists of cascades of rocks, wood-block steps and metal ru...

    7.6 miles 3150 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Alexandria, New Hampshire

      Whispering Pines At The River

      Situated on our private 18 acre property, this beautiful secluded campsite is just a short walk from the river! The perfect campsite to come unwind and immerse yourself in nature. With plenty of lo...

      From $130/night

    • Sanbornton, New Hampshire

      Westlake Farm

      Nestled in our 30 acre property, this private campsite offers breathtaking views of the Ossippee Mountains over Lake Winnisquam. This campsite is perfect for the campers looking to disconnect and e...

      From $80/night

    • New London, New Hampshire

      Meadow Hideout

      This campsite, adjacent to public land, has hiking trails, Mount Kearsarge views, and rolling meadows for picnicking. Pleasant Lake is four minutes away by car and Little Lake Sunapee is a short ...

      From $100/night

    • Sutton, New Hampshire

      Follansbee Inn

      Gather with family, friends, or coworkers to enjoy peaceful spring days. In summer, swim in pristine Kezar Lake, explore with boats and bikes for guest use, or stroll or lounge lakeside. In autumn,...

      From $165/night

    • Thornton, New Hampshire

      Campton Campground

      Overview Campton Campground is a large and accommodating facility near the southern edge of White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. With many kid-friendly activities nearby such as hiking ...

    • Loudon, New Hampshire

      Farm With A View And A Canopy

      Sit back, relax and take in the incredible views at Miles Smith Farm! This quaint, easily accessible campsite is perched on our grassy hillside, overlooking Mount Kearsarge and Mount Monanock. It i...

      From $95/night

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