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.

Memphremagog Trails - Main Ski Trail System

A premier network of groomed ski trails for all abilities nestled among the hills near Lake Memphremagog 
Trail Activity
Snowshoeing Groomed cross-country skiing
14.90 miles, Network
Easy, Moderate, Advanced
Derby (VT), Newport Town (VT)
Snow, Groomed
Permitted on leash
Other Activities
Hiking Mountain biking


The the main trail system at Memphremagog Trails has something for all skiers, from beginners to experts. The trails are managed and maintained by volunteers who are part of the Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation (MSTF). The trails are free and open to the public for day use. To support the trails, make a donation or become a member of MSTF. For information on membership, visit the Memphremagog Trails website

On the west side of Darling Hill Road there are a series of easy and intermediate loops swooping through the hills and forest. These trails also connect to the Beebe Spur Rail Trail, which Memphremagog Trails grooms in the winter. The trails on the east side of Darling Hill expand eastward in a series of loops. Take care on the hills as all trails are two-way. 

All of the ski trails are open for biking and foot travel in the summer. 

Other Information

Rentals - Mempremagog Trails rents ski packages for the season, day or weekend to MSTF members. For more information, check out the MSTF website

Dog Policy - Mempremagog Trails encourages dogs owners to leash their dogs at all times while on Memphremagog Trails. They ask that dogs are not brought to the trails during children's programs - Monday-Friday 3-5 PM and Saturday 2-4 PM.

Trail Manager

For more information, visit the Memphremagog Trails website or contact:

Memphremagog Trails (MSTF)

Memphremagog Trails (MSTF)
PO Box 1457
Newport, VT 05855
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Trailhead Information

From downtown Newport, head north on US-5. Turn left on Sias Ave. After 0.7 mile, Sias Ave becomes Darling Hill Road. The turn for the Memphremagog Trails parking is on the left, 0.4 miles after Darling Hill Road turns due north (1.6 miles after turning onto Sias Ave). 

Parking is also available at  the Land Lab off of Upper Quarry Road and at the North Country Hospital (grooming starts at the Beebe Spur Rail Trail, approximately 0.1 miles from the hospital parking).

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