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Address: Off Route 3A, Bristol, NH 03222
Phone Number: 603-744-2197
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This park includes a large swimming beach on Newfound Lake.

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Cleanest State Park!!!!

Newfound Lake is by far the cleanest lake I have ever seen! Absolutely gorgeous views, beautiful trails and all of the amenities you need at a State Park...picnic tables, clean... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Alexandria, New Hampshire

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Alexandria, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Newfound Lake is by far the cleanest lake I have ever seen! Absolutely gorgeous views, beautiful trails and all of the amenities you need at a State Park...picnic tables, clean bathrooms, grills etc. Best park to visit!

Thank SamanthaRHaas
Essex, Vermont
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Wellington only in the 'Off Season", Lovely views, very nice little hike, picnic area and beach area are clean and well kept. There are amenities for beach season such as a snack bar, play ground, and bathroom. The outside of the buildings are well maintained-again I was there off season and it is lovely.

Thank Tina C
Milford, NH
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This has to be one of if the busiest State Parks in NH and rightfully so, because of the beauty of this Lake. We launched with ease on Friday afternoon the place was deserted kids back in school and every working. We tried to beat the crowds by leaving Sunday around 1pm thinking it would be an off time on... More 

Thank Sherryl G
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We came to hike but are not experts. Paid nominal fee to park at the lake and then walked across the street to do Big Sugar Loaf Trail. It is only 1.8 miles one way, but it was a steady incline and challenging in parts, but great. Trails are well marked and the view at the top is beautiful. Happily... More 

Thank K R
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

I visited Wellington state park to use the boat launch to Newfound lake this weekend. The launch is free to use! I've been to other free launches and this one certainly takes the cake, two sides with a dock down the middle, a bathroom near by and ample parking. We went around 11 on a Saturday and my boyfriend and... More 

Thank Lisa G
Raleigh, North Carolina
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104 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We were just passing through Newfound Lake, but if we had longer we definitely would picnic and swim here - the water was clear and inviting, and the swim area was well marked with buoys and spacious. There were many families grilling in the shady edge of the clean beach on a sunny warm summer Friday. Perhaps on the weekend... More 

Thank Z3tz
Walpole, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

need better food at snack bar. should consider outside company. clean bathrooms and changing spaces. entrance fee reasonable

Thank localtraveler2015
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Beautiful clean lake with extensive beach area. Walking trail along the water is well marked and not overly difficult. No crowds. Bathrooms and store available. Love that there are picnic benches and grills along the beach and wooded areas. There is a playground area on the beach for kids. This is an awesome lake for boaters. Swimmers can wade out... More 

1 Thank jpinet
Bristol, New Hampshire
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

New Hampshire's clearest lake with shaded beach areas.. Close in parking near picnic spots, quiet and serene on a very hot day

Thank Mooseman14
Deering, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great place to take your family for a picnic or barbeque. Nice beach with crystal clear water. You will not want to leave!

1 Thank karen l l

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