Please be aware that the northern half of Vermont was affected by major flooding. Roads to trailheads may not be open for the weekend, turn around if you encounter closed roads.

Newport Bike Path and Beebe Spur Rail Trail

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A bike path from downtown Newport to the Canadian border mainly following an old railroad bed
Trail Activity
Walking Bicycling Snowshoeing Groomed cross-country skiing
6.10 miles, One Way
Derby (VT), Newport City (VT), Newport Town (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Paved/Cement
Permitted on leash


The southern section of the Newport Bike Path is a paved path adjacent to the railroad parallel to Main Street in Newport. It then turns north to parallel US-5 to Park Avenue. The path follows roads between Park Avenue and Prouty Beach where it picks up as a paved path through the woods and along Freeman Road to Bluff Street. From Bluff Street to the hospital, the path again follows roads. Please use caution and pay attention to traffic.

Past the hospital, the path turns north and follows an old railroad bed to the Canadian border. This section is gravel. The path travels through wetland habitat and along Lake Memphremagog with views across the lake. 

To continue on to bike paths in Canada, bike east to the border crossing in Beebe, Vermont. Make sure to bring your passport and abide by all regulations. 

The section from the hospital to Memphremagog Trail is groomed for cross country skiing in the winter. 

Trail Manager

For more information, contact:

Newport Parks and Recreation
222 Main Street
Newport, VT 05855
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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Be prepared to find your way home. Familiarize yourself with the area before you set out and bring your map and compass along.

Trailhead Information

There are multiple places to park to access the bike path. Primary parking areas include:

Town parking off Fyfe Drive - From Main Street in Newport, turn toward the lake onto Field Avenue. After one block, turn left onto Fyfe Drive then turn right into the parking lot. 

Pomerleau Park - Parking is available off of the east end of Main Street in Newport.

Prouty Beach - From downtown Newport, head north on US-5 for 0.4 miles. Continue straight onto Union street. Turn left onto Landing street, go under the railroad bridge and take the first right onto Park Avenue. After 2 blocks, turn left onto Duchess Avenue, then take the first right onto Veterans Avenue. The entrance to Prouty Beach and Campground will be on the left after 0.2 miles. Parking is at the tennis courts near the entrance.

North Country Hospital - From downtown Newport, head north on US-5 for 0.4 miles. Continue straight onto Union street. After 1 mile, turn left onto Prouty Drive. The hospital is on the right after 0.2 miles. 

North Derby - From downtown Newport, head east on Railroad Square then turn left onto Western Avenue. Continue straight as it turns into Sias Hill Road and Darling Hill Road. After 2.9 miles, continue straight onto North Derby Road (Darling Hill Road continues to the right). Turn left onto a gravel access road 1.7 miles after the North Derby - Darling Hill intersection).


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