Some Area Info: Newport City contains the largest population of any municipality in Orleans County, yet encompasses the smallest area with an approx. population of 5100 and an area of 7.78 sq. miles. It is the 2nd smallest of 9 cities by population, in Vermont.
Chartered in 1803 however the first homes were built in 1793. Newport’s earlier names were Pickeral Point and Lake Bridge and it was once a part of the town of Salem. Newport was a busy lumber town and featured a booming railroad and two large steam boats that ferried people back and forth from Magog to Newport.
In 1930, the Main Street was paved and the traffic was quite heavy due to the tourist population in the summer months. People rode the trains north from Boston and New York to enjoy Lake Memphremagog (an International Lake). There were great hotels and people came to dance the night away at the International Room which boasted the largest dance floor in New England. Famous acts like Count Basie and Louis Armstrong just to name a couple, entertained the area’s residence for years.
Newport City which offers shopping, The Gateway Center at the south end of Lake Memphremagog, restaurants (Le Belvedere, Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center, Lago Trattoria, Dusit Thai Cuisine, Eastside Restaurant and Pub, The Brown Cow Restaurant and The Club Restaurant which is located at the Newport Country Club 18 hole golf club), art, State building, concerts, Newport International Airport, Goodrich Memorial Library, the brand new Newport Cinema, the Bike Path, Gardner Memorial Park, Prouty Beach & Campground. Lake Memphremagog offers fishing, boating of all types, swimming, jet skiing, wind surfing, snowmobiling and ice fishing. The city provides two full service Marinas (one at the Newport Marina and one at The Gateway Center), North Country Hospital and Health Center, the Newport City Motel and so much more. Newport City is very accessible via I-91.
Attractions and Recreation: Newport host’s several events throughout the year; to include Summer fest, Chili contest, Chowder fest, Winter Carnival and the rapidly growing Jazz fest in July. Enjoy the boardwalk on the water or cruise the lake on Newport’s latest water craft “The Northern Star”. Come see what the small city on the lake has to offer!
Enjoy some of the best the Northeast Kingdom has to offer: Camping, fishing, sailing, kayaking, boating, canoeing, swimming, skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, biking, horseback riding, hunting, walking, shopping, golfing or just plain relaxing and enjoying the four seasons.
K-6: Newport City School
Jr. High: North Country Junior High
High School: North Country Union High School
Town of Newport City Website: www.newportvermont.org