Village Charm Surrounded by Nature


Life in Bristol is pretty unique. Recycling is picked up by horse and 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. 

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. 

Main Street is home to artist studios, artisan ice cream, new and vintage clothiers, exotic gifts from the local craft cooperative, books & music, as well as yarn & yoga. 

Visit with respect for safety guidelines as Vermont looks to slow the spread of COVID-19.

In Bristol, you’ll find sights like these: 

Bristol Falls 
Bristol Memorial Park

Bristol Vermont

Get to Know us

Find businesses in Bristol to visit, and find out what sets Bristol apart.

Visit the Lake Champlain Byway

Lake Champlain Byway

This town can be found along the Lake Champlain Byway. Follow it to explore the rest of the area.

Vermont travel planner - byways brochure and VAA map.

What to Do

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Downtown Bristol serves up quintessential small-town charm and a strong community that embraces visitors right away. Explore by video, then plan to visit in person.