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.

Scott's Cove Trail at Prouty Beach

A short, pleasant hike through woodlands and wetlands that connects the Newport Bike Path to Lake Memphremagog at Prouty Beach
Trail Activity
0.40 miles, One Way
Newport City (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Grass/Meadow, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging
Permitted on leash


To get to Scott's Cove trail, take the Newport Bike Path north from the Prouty Beach entrance road. The trail heads into the woods on the left 60 feet from the entrance road and is marked by a small trail sign. It passes by part of the disc golf course and then descends toward the wetlands along an inlet off the lake. The trail follows these wetlands, including a small section with bog bridging, until it emerges onto the north end of the Prouty Beach Campground. Turn sharp left to climb a grassy trail back to the campground. The trail comes out between campsites 14 and 15.

Other Information

Prouty Beach Campground has 75 campsites and amenities including tennis courts, playground, disc golf course, basketball court, shuffleboard and horseshoe pits. The lower beach building houses boat and bike rentals and access to bathrooms and changing facilities for the waterfront. For more information on the beach and campground, visit the Newport Parks and Recreation website

Trail Manager

For more information on the Scott's Cove Trail or Prouty Beach, visit the Newport Parks and Recreation website or contact:

Newport Parks and Recreation

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

Travel on Durable Surfaces
Walk single file in the middle of the trail. Wear the right shoes and enjoy the mud – you're in the great outdoors!
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Trailhead Information

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 or at the beach parking. Non-residents of Newport have to pay for beach parking. 

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