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Town Name: Newport Center

Population: 1511

Area: 43.05 SQ MILES

Brief History: Chartered under the name of Duncansboro in 1781, the name was changed to Newport in 1816. Where Newport Center now is, the first clearing was made and a dam and waterwheel sawmill built n Mud Creek. Amos Sawyer, a carpenter, built a home nearby. Railroading in the late 1800’s caused a population boom in this region. In 1868 the nearby settlement of Lake Bridge was incorporated as the Village of Newport. The main town village (Newport Center) was also incorporated in 1908. In 1917, the Village of Newport merged with West Derby to form the City of Newport. 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. Activities to be enjoyed here include snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, boating, fishing, XC-skiing. Jay Peak’s year-round resort is just minutes away.

Attractions: Lake Memphremagog, Main Street Newport City ~ shops, food, art, bank, State Building, You can ski at Jay Peak (20-25 minutes), snowmobile on VAST trails, sail or motorboat to Canada for dinner. Enjoy concerts at the Gateway Center Building on the Waterfront in the summer. Stroll through our parks and enjoy beautiful sunsets over the lake. Newport State Airport, Goodrich Memorial Library, Prouty Beach/Campground, Gardner Memorial Park, The Newport City Dock & the Bike Path along Lake Memphremagog.

Recreational Activities: Lake Memphremagog offers excellent fishing and hunting opportunities. From late spring to early fall, the lake is utilized by boaters, swimmers, jet skis and wind surfers. Snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, boating, fishing, XC-skiing. Jay Peak’s year-round resort is just minutes away.

Source: www.virtualvermont.com/towns/newportcenter.html

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