Wellington State Park boasts the largest freshwater swimming beach in the New Hampshire State Park system. Hiking trails and picnic areas along the shore afford views of one of the deepest and clearest lakes in the state. The park maintains volleyball and horseshoe courts. The Snack Bar offers a variety of snacks, ice cream, cold drinks, beach and picnic items, and souvenirs. Gas grills are allowed along with wood and/or charcoal fires for cooking.

Within the park, the peninsula nature trail features picnic areas, designated fishing areas, plant identification markers, and spectacular views of Newfound Lake and Cliff and Belle Islands. A well-marked hiking trail leads from the park and provides hikers access to Goose Pond, the Sugarloafs, Bear Mountain, Welton Falls, and Mt. Cardigan. A developed boat launch operated by N.H. Fish & Game adjoins the park, providing boaters free year-round access to Newfound Lake. Boat lanes along the beach allow boater access to the park for the regular admission price. Boat launch is open 24hrs / 7days a week. Kayak rentals are also available at the park store.

Walking Tour of Historic Bristol

In 2005 the Town of Bristol Downtown Revitalization Committee, working in conjunction with local resources, crafted a small brochure outlining a self-guided tour to historic Bristol.

The entire tour can be done in an hour and takes one past some of Bristol’s oldest and most historically signficant structures. Many of the buildings are on the Department of the Interior’s National Register of Historic Places, most are part of the Town of Bristol’s Historic District, and one — the Henry Whipple House — is on the State of New Hampshire’s Register of Historic Places.

Profile Falls in Bristol NH offers a 40' total drop along the Smith River in Bristol NH, which is located within the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. The site is maintained for public access. The hike to Profile Falls is only 2/10 of a mile from the parking area.

Profile Falls Directions: Travel South Main St (Rt. 3A) in Bristol heading South, Turn left onto Profile Falls Road, before bridge.  Follow to bottom of hill, turn right and parking will be on the right.  Watch for sign to waterfall. Park in the designated parking area and follow path. From parking area follow river towards falls on narrow trail on left side for best view of falls. Very rocky and semi-difficult to get closer.

Profile Falls Road, Bristol, NH 03222

Sculptured Rocks Natural Area, which spans 272 acres, is a unique example of nature's powerful yet delicate artistry. The Cockermouth River carved a narrow canyon in bedrock on its way to Newfound Lake, beginning as the last ice age drew to a close. Nature used grains of sand suspended in the current to carve the walls of the canyon into curious shapes and create potholes in the bedrock.

251 Sculptured Rocks Rd., Groton, NH 03241

Collection of photos and relics related to the history of Bristol

3 High St., Bristol, NH 03222


Newfound Eco Tours

Enjoy hands-on activities, historical facts, and time to just soak in the sights and sounds of this magical place. Newfound Lake has been rated as one of the Top 10 Clearest Lakes in the US by The Blog for Lifestyle & Travel Ride.


Ride our pontoon boat with friends and family to experience its beauty! Tours depart and return from Grey Rocks Conservation Area located off of North Shore Rd. in Hebron, NH

Hill Scooter Adventures

Check us out on Facebook Hill Scooter Adventures we do guided scooter tours around Hill, Bristol, Alexandra, New Hampton, all around the lake and Pemi river.

764 NH rt. 3-A

Hill, NH 03243

(603) 934-9997

​​​819 Mayhew Turnpike, Bridgewater, NH 03222

(603) 744-8016

Lakes Region Seaplane Services

Experience the Lakes Region from a unique perspective. Seaplane tours from our dock or yours.

1290 Union Ave., Laconia, NH 03246

(603) 387-7575

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