Some Area Info: Newport Town has an approx. population of 1500 and an area of 43.5 sq. miles. It was charted in 1781 under the name of Duncansboro then later changed to Newport in 1816 and now known as Newport Center. There once was a dam and waterwheel sawmill constructed in Mud Creek. A local carpenter by the name of Amos Sawyer constructed a home and by the 1800’s the railroad caused a spike in population.
In 1868 the nearby settlement of Lake Bridge was incorporated as the village of Newport. The main town/village (Newport Center) was incorporated in 1908. In 1917 the village of Newport merged with West Derby to form the City of Newport which is only 5 to 10 minutes away. In 1931 the village of Newport Center consolidated as the Town of Newport by special acts of the General Assembly. Some of the western shore of Lake Memphremagog lies in Newport Center.
Attractions and Recreation: There are plenty of recreational activities to enjoy in Newport Center. The list includes: boating, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, hunting, 4-wheeling and best of all, the town is minutes away from some of the finest downhill skiing in Vermont. Jay Peak is a 4-season resort and offers a world class golf course, an indoor waterpark, an arena, a theatre and the list goes on.
Enjoy some of the best the Northeast Kingdom has to offer: Camping, fishing, hunting, boating, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, horseback riding, hiking, biking, shopping, walking, golfing, snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoeing or just plain relaxing and enjoying the four seasons.
K-6: Newport Town School
Jr. High: North Country Junior High School
High School: North Country Union High School