Adventure in the White Mountains

New Hampshire may be a small state, but it is large in activities!  Whether you enjoy indoor destinations or the beautiful grandeur of nearby Waterville Valley and Ragged Mountain areas, lodging at A Newfound Bed & Breakfast  provides plenty of choices for every interest and activity during your stay, no matter what time of year you visit.

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There are many fascinating places to visit in Newfound Lake area such as Sculptured Rock, Profile Falls, Paradise Point Nature Center, and Bristol’s own Butterfly Garden at Minot Sleeper Library. Our convenient location makes it a great home base for tourists seeking to experience all that New England has to offer. You can see it all from centrally located Newfound Lake!  The area also boasts many delicious restaurants, from casual taverns to renowned NH common man restaurants.  Newfound’s tourism includes special events and festivals that are organized throughout the year, such as the NH MarathonHebron Fair, Laconia Bike Week, and Lake Week on Newfound Lake.

Outdoor Options [Read Details…]

Plan to spend your vacation in Bristol, New Hampshire with breathtaking views of Newfound Lake and Cardigan Mountain, part of the Appalachian Mountain Trail.

Head out to a fun-filled day of boating or swimming in Newfound Lake, one of the cleanest lakes in the nation. Eco-tours are given by Newfound Lake Association, and kayak and canoe rentals are available from Newfound Audubon Society’s Paradise Point, Hebron, New Hampshire. Go sightseeing in Franconia Notch, leaf peeping or hit the slopes of Waterville Valley Resort and other ski lifts. Be adventurous and dog sled with Barking Brook Sled Dog Adventures out of Bridgewater, NH.  Feel free to snowshoe with our equipment, or bring your own, and even snowmobile on trails right to the property. We have ample on-site parking for trailers and a free boat launch at Wellington State Park, and local motorboat rentals are available at West Shore Marine. It’s all here at your disposal to make the most memorable time away any season of the year.

Are you ambitious? Take a hike on the trails abutting the property and nearby Appalachian Mountain Club trails.

While there are 273 lakes and ponds in the Lakes Region, Newfound Lake is the “Jewel of the Lakes Region.” Acclaimed as one of the clearest large lakes in the world, Newfound is cherished by residents and visitors alike. Unlike many other large lakes in New England, Newfound Lake still has a vast amount of open space. Public access for boating lies at the Southwest end of the lake at Wellington State Park where there is also a beautiful beach for swimming.

You can also try:                                                                                                                  
Ragged Mountain Resort
Wellington State Park
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Indoor Activities [Read Details…]

Art, culture, shopping, and more abound here in the Newfound area.  No matter where your interests lie, you can easily find activity options here in the heart of New Hampshire!

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Newfound Restaurants: [Read Details…]

Bridgewater Inn Japanese Steakhouse
Pasquaney Restaurant & Wild Hare Tavern
The Homestead Restaurant & Tavern
The Mill Fudge Factory & Café
The Common Man
Kathleen’s Cottage
6 Burner Bistro
Thai Smile
Lucky Dog Tavern
Bristol House of Pizza Delivery, lunch and dinner
Pat’s Seafood and Pizzaria 
Village Pizza                                                                                                                       Cielito Mexican Restaurant

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Newfound Shopping: [Read Details…]

Cardigan Mountain Old Country Store
Renaissance Florals
Rumney’s Country Gifts “n” Things
Tanger Outlet Center

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Newfound Attractions: [Read Details…]

Silver Center Performing Arts
The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center
Winnipesaukee Playhouse
Funspot “Largest Arcade In The World”
And much more…

The Lakes Region: Newfound Lake is acclaimed as one of the clearest lakes in the world. It offers public access for boating at Wellington State Park as well as a beautiful beach for swimming.

Lake Winnipesaukee being the largest of all the lakes in the area has many attractions including Castle in the Clouds, The Loon Center and Wright Museum of WWII History at the north end. Squam Lakes, home of the famous movie “On Golden Pond,” and its Science Center lies to the west.  There are many places here for hiking, biking and boating.  The tax-free Tanger Outlet Mall is located in Tilton, NH.

The White Mountains: Franconia Notch is located on the west side of the Kancamagus Highway and home of the famous Old Man of the Mountain. Several stops include the Flume Gorge Visitor Center, aerial tramway at Cannon Mountain, Alpine Adventure, Lost River and Woodstock Brewery. There are many scenic stops along the Kancamagus Highway with the White Mountain Valley on the East end of the highway. North Conway area has many historical stops that include, Mount Washington Auto Road, Cog Railway and Mount Cranmore to name a few. Tax-free outlet shopping is a must in North Conway.

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Official Website of the Visitor’s Center:

Central NH Chamber of Commerce                                                                                     The Lakes Region Tourism in NH
The State of New Hampshire
The White Mountains National Forest
White Mountain Tourism in NH


“We appreciate the time you took to help us plan our days.  We enjoyed Franconia Notch State Park, particularly The Basin.  Beautiful waterscapes and lots of easy hiking/walking. So quiet and peaceful.” ~ Erin & Todd
P.S. Glad we had dinner and drinks at the Woodstock Inn.