Newport Boardwalk and Waterfront Recreation Path

A lovely path along Lake Memphremagog in downtown Newport
Trail Activity
Length
0.5 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Easy
Town
Newport City (VT)
Surface
Gravel/Crushed Stone/Cinder, Paved/Cement, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging
Pets
Permitted on leash
Fees
No

Description

The waterfront boardwalk follows the shore of Lake Memphremagog from the Newport City Dock to Pomerleau Park. There are many benches to sit and enjoy the views across the lake. There are also picnic pavillions and trees for shade. The boardwalk is at least 5 feet wide and either paved with bricks or on a boardwalk. 

The boardwalk joins with the Newport Bike Path on a pedestrian and bike bridge north of Pomerleau Park. The path then continues along the shore behind the Waterfront Plaza. This section is a gravel pathway only 2-3 feet wide. There are benches for rest along the way. The path ends behind the stores. 

Trail Manager

The Newport Boardwalk is owned and managed by the State of Vermont. However, if you have questions about the facilities, please contact:

Newport Parks and Recreation

Newport Parks and Recreation
222 Main Street
Newport, VT 05855
Info@NewportRecreation.org
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Trailhead Information

There are multiple places to park to access the boardwalk:

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 (Accessible) - Parking is available off of the east end of Main Street in Newport.

Waterfront Plaza - Parking is available at the plaza across the bridge from downtown Newport.

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