Things To Do In Newport

Have Fun In Newport

Newport is rich in all kinds of experiences, outdoors and indoors. Boating, Fishing, Music Festivals, Sporting Events, Book Fairs, Culinary delights and Annual Holiday celebrations delight visitors and residents! Explore the spectacular bike path along Lake Memphremagog’s waterfront. Close by to Newport is Jay Peak Resort, a four-season resort only 30 minutes from downtown Newport, Vermont. You can plan your visits to Newport using theVermont Travel Planner. A handy resource, the Northeast Kingdom Travel & Tourism Association provides links to Newport’s attractions. You can search on the Events tab on this website for dates and times for Events & Festivals and our Community Programs on our Community Calendar.

There are two Chambers of Commerce serving the Newport area, the Vermont North Country Chamber (office is located in the Welcome Center on the Causeway in Newport) and the Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce (office is located in St Johnsbury). Just north of the Canadian border, visit the Lavender Farm in July and August when the lavender is in bloom! Other travel adventures can be found in the Eastern Townships.

When looking for business information in the Newport area, check out the WORK section and the Business Directory.

Do you want to know more about the revitalization of downtown Newport? You can click on our About tab for Downtown Renaissance. Or, you can contact the Newport City Renaissance Corporation at 802 334 0499 or use our contact form.

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The laid-back atmosphere of Newport, Vermont, makes any weekend getaway or vacation a relaxing experience. The small town borders Canada and Lake Memphremagog, and offers year-round recreational opportunities and attractions. Stroll through the historic district, hit the farmers market in the summertime, head for one of the museums or wander along the waterfront’s boardwalk.

Sweet Attractions

Newport is right in the heart of maple country. Head to Sugarmill Farm ( in nearby Barton to discover how maple syrup is made. Visitors can tour the sugar mill or take a leisurely walk through the mill’s orchards. On your way to the sugar mill, enjoy the historic covered bridge and maybe take a few pictures. If a trip to the local maple syrup farm doesn’t satisfy your sweet tooth, head for Newport’s historic Pick and Shovel (no website; 54 Coventry St., Newport, Vermont 05855; 802-334-8340). The general store sells its own homemade Tim & Doug’s ice cream.

Historic Locations

History comes alive in Newport. You can stroll the historic downtown and peruse the various boutiques or head to one of the museums. The Old Stone House Museum ( sits south of Newport. A stone dormitory known as Athenian Hall was built in 1863 by the nation’s first African-American college graduate. The building, in picturesque Brownington Village Historic District, has 21 rooms, each with exhibits depicting life in the 19th century, including tools, daily utensils, textiles, furniture and old photographs. Other historic houses, a barn and a gift shop are nearby.

Libraries and More

Haskell Public Library and Opera House (no website; 93 Caswell Ave., Derby Line, Vermont 05830; 802-873-3022, ext. 205) was built on the border between Canada and the United States — the border runs straight through the Kenneth Baldwin International Reading Room. The library has books in both English and French. Another local library, Goodrich Memorial Library (, was built in 1869. The lavish building features a dark wood interior, a large fireplace and numerous local history books.

Historic Tours

Along Newport’s historic lakefront runs the boardwalk. Beside the boardwalk sits the Gateway Center, the site of frequent public functions during summer such as a concert series. For a self-guided walking tour of town, pick up a map at the tourist information booth on the causeway. Along the way are numerous historical marker.

Newport keeps locals and tourists busy all four seasons. From skiing at Jay Peak to boating on Lake Memphremagog and downtown Newport in between, you’ll find something fun, beautiful and exciting to see all year long.

Butternut Mountain Farm – in the Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center

150 Main Street
Newport, VT 05855

City Cinema
Newport, VT 05855

Eagle Point Wildlife Management Area

eagle point road
derby, VT
Eden Ice Cider Company

150 Main Street
Newport, VT 05855

Goodrich Memorial Library

202 Main St
Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334-7902

Haskell Opera House

93 Caswell Ave
Derby Line, VT 05830
802-873-3022 ext 205

Jay Peak Resort

830 Jay Peak Road
Jay, VT 05859
(802) 988 2611

Jocelyn & Cinta’s Bake Shop

150 Main St
Newport, VT 05855

Kingdom Dog Park

299 4-H Road
Derby, VT 05829
Kingdom Trail Associations

P.O. Box 204
East Burke, VT 05832
(802) 626-0737

Lakeview Aviation

2628 Airport Road
Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334-5001

MAC Center for the Arts Gallery

158 Main St
Newport, VT 05855

Marina at East Side Restaurant

47 Landing St
Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334-2340

Memphremagog Ski Trail Foundation

3892 Darling Hill
Newport, VT 05832
Memphremagog Tours
Newport, VT
(819) 843-3230

Missisquoi Valley Arabian Equestrian Center

1877 Vermont, Rte 105
Newport, VT
(802) 334-8560

Newport – Beebe Bike Path
Newport, VT 05832
Newport City Dock

84 Fyfe Drive
Newport, VT 05855
p(802) 334-5726 or (802) 334-6345

Newport Country Club

590 Mount Vernon Street
Newport, VT 05855
802 334 2391

Newport Farmers Market

Gardner Park Road
Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334-6858

Newport Parks and Recreation

222 Main Street
Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334-6345

Newport State Airport (EFK)

2628 Airport Road
Newport, VT 05855

Northeast Kingdom (NEK) Tasting Center

150 Main St
Newport, VT 05855
Northeast Kingdom Scenic Byway
Newport, VT
Northern Star ~ Lake Memphremagog Cruise Boat

84 Fyfe Drive
Newport, VT 05855

Now Playing Newport

44 Second Street
Newport, VT 05855

Old Stone House Museum

109 Old Stonehouse Rd.
Brownington, VT 05860

St. Mary Star of the Sea

191 Clermont Terrace
Newport, VT 05855

The Gateway Center

84 Fyfe Drive
Newport, VT 05855

The Pick and Shovel

54 Coventry St.
Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334-8370

Tim & Doug’s Ice Cream

54 Coventry St.
Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334-8370 option 4

Waterfront Lanes Bowling Center

59 Waterfront Plaza
Newport, VT 05855


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About Newport

A bit about Newport Vermont

Living in the Northeast Kingdom isn’t easy but it does have its pluses. The glory days of the huge hotels and tour boats on Lake Memphremagog are long gone. As late as the 1970’s, Newport was a bustling town with at least a half dozen famous named department stores on Main Street alone. The railroad was one of the best paying jobs in the region and manufacturing offered livable wages to families in the area. Unfortunately, many of these jobs and industries vanished in the early 1980’s resulting in Newport becoming a “sleepy little town with a beautiful lake”. Even the traditionally popular Spring fishing season became extinct over the years. Check out Newport.

Yet, Lake Memphremagog remains one of Vermont’s most beautiful lakes and is breathtaking on a sunny day. A new lighthouse mock-up now stands near the former Newport railroad station, as a beacon of hope for the future. There are high hopes that with the recent expansion of nearby Jay Peak, new jobs and a new vitality will return to the Northeast Kingdom, particularly the Newport area. It would be well deserved for a region that has so much to offer.


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