Village Charm Surrounded by Nature


Life in Bristol is pretty unique. Recycling is picked up by horse & wagon. The Sodbusters’ horseshoe pitch is home to a 2-time World Champion, and the summer Town Band Concerts on the green are a tradition dating back to the Civil War.

This friendly town has a lot to recommend it. Bordered by the New Haven River, the Green Mountain National Forest, and the farms and fields of the Champlain Valley, outdoor enthusiasts find hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, swimming, snowshoeing and skiing within just minutes of the town's single traffic light.

Bristol’s entrepreneurial spirit is in evidence on Main Street with artist studios, artisan ice cream, new and vintage clothiers, exotic gifts from the local craft cooperative, books & music, as well as yarn & yoga. All the day’s meals are provided for and range from fresh-baked muffins to fish & chips, seared duck, locally brewed beer and desserts!

Children delight in the Town Green’s natural playground and handicap accessible tree house. Teens are found at the Skate Park and Ice Rink and everyone enjoys the annual special events. The Bristol 4th of July Celebration includes the longest-running Outhouse Race in the country, Harvest Festival kicks off foliage season, and the Chocolate Walk and Best Night bookend the holidays.

For more information, visit Bristol Core or call (802) 453-7378.


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