Bristol, New Hampshire, incorporated in 1819, is a beautiful New England town that encompasses the southern portion of Newfound Lake, the fifth largest lake in the State. Bristol is located just twenty five miles northwest of Concord, New Hampshire, New Hampshire's capital. Bristol offers all the benefits of small town living, 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. Town employees, those involved in local government, and all of the many volunteers who give so generously of their time, are dedicated to providing the best possible service to our residents, businesses, and visitors. We welcome you to our Town website!