Last Visited: Sunday; June 17, 2012
Bristol Falls is a delightful swimming hole just outside of Bristol Vermont. It’s a lovely combination of waterfalls, a couple nice pools and other spots that you can enjoy along with a couple natural water-slides. There are also a couple nice areas you can relax on rocks and picnic and some gentle pools that are OK for little kids. The upper area just below the main falls has a large pool that you can swim in and a ledge that makes for a great place to take a flying leap into the water.
Facilities, fees and other information: There aren’t any facilities at Bristol Falls beyond a parking area. However, Downtown Bristol is only two miles down Routes 17 and 116 and there are lots of great local restaurants, cafes and stores that should have everything you’d need before or after a few hours enjoying the waters of Bristol Falls.
Directions: Bristol Falls is located about two miles east of Bristol off of Routes 17 and 116 (they are the same road at this point). Keep an eye out for Lincoln Road right before you cross a bridge about two miles outside of downtown. Coming from Downtown Bristol it will be a right off the main road and coming from the other direction (Mad River Valley on Route 17 and Hinesburg on Route 116) it will be a left right before the bridge and sign that says Bristol is two miles ahead. If you’re using a GPS device the following address should put you pretty close to Bristol Falls:
24 Lincoln Road
Bristol, VT 05443