Newport is a city in and the county seat of Orleans County, Vermont. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 5,005. The city contains the largest population of any government in the county, yet covers the smallest area.
Newport began as a settlement in 1793. In 1816, part of the former town of Salem, was annexed to Newport town, and is now part of the city. The village was first called Pickeral Point, but later renamed Lake Bridge for its location at the head of Lake Memphremagog. The railroad reached the village in 1863.
In 1868, the Lake Bridge settlement was incorporated as the Village of Newport.
Newport is picturesque, lakeside New England town which boasts the incredible blue waters of Lake Memphremagog. The city houses several exiting cultural attractions, including the Gateway Center, the Goodrich Memorial Library, and the MAC Center for the Arts. The Gateway Center is a large lakeside functional building perfect for weddings, other celebrations and parties, corporate outings, client entertainment, and other events.
The Goodrich Memorial Library celebrates its 10th anniversary this July 5th and will feature wonderful, child-friendly activities like face painting, balloons, and a story walk along the boardwalk of Lake Memphremagog, with library staff dressed in Alice in Wonderland costumes.
The MAC Center for the Arts is part of the Memphremagog Arts Collaborative, Inc. and is home of the Gallery and VT Crafts and Products Shop, which features the works of over 50 local artisans. Many events and performances take place at the Center for the Arts throughout the year.
Come visit peaceful, lakeside Newport and experience a New England vacation like no other. You’ll be so happy you made Newport your Vermont vacation destination, or at least stopped by on your way through!