Genuine By Nature


Newport lies on the southern shore of Lake Memphremagog (Abenaki for "beautiful waters"), and is just a few miles south of the Quebec border. If you adore the outdoors and want that small town, traditional Vermont feel, then Newport is the place for you!

Visitors can pursue year-round outdoor adventures, including boating, swimming, hiking, biking, fishing, skiing, and snowmobiling. Looking for sports tourism? Newport has it. Newport’s Kingdom Games offers competitive and recreational races every season of the year, for every age and ability. Is downhill skiing your thing? Jay Peak Resort is just minutes away!

Looking for farm-to-table experiences? Newport has an array of eateries that source local foods and turn them into award winning dishes. The Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center on Main Street has local food and bottles Eden Ice Cider on-site.

Discover downtown Newport by visiting the shops on Main Street. Enjoy summer concerts on the waterfront. Stroll through parks and enjoy beautiful sunsets over the lake, or sail to Canada for dinner. You'll wish for more hours in a day to enjoy all the opportunities Newport has to offer.

For the whole scoop, visit Newport City Renaissance Corporation or call (802) 334-0599.

Explore Newport’s top attractions: 

Old Stone House Museum 
Jay Peak Resort (nearby) 
MAC Center for the Arts 
Northeast Kingdom Scenic Byway

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