The City of Newport is located in the "Northeast Kingdom" region of Vermont, on the Canadian Border. It is a four-season resort area on the southern port of Lake Memphremagog, in Orleans County, Vermont. The city contains the largest population of any government in the county, yet encompasses the smallest area.
A Little History of Newport, Vermont
Between 1936 and 1953, the International Club in Newport had the largest dance floor in New England, capable of holding 2,000 dancers. Various performers stopped to entertain while enroute by rail between Boston and Montreal. These included: Louis Armstrong, Charlie Barnet, Les Brown, Cab Calloway, Rosemary Clooney, the Dorsey Brothers, Jimmy and Tommy, Stan Kenton, Kay Kyser, Gene Krupa, Glenn Miller, Tony Pastor, and Louis Prima.
Things to do in Newport, Vermont
There is plenty to do all year round. 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.
Memphre, Sea Serpent of Lake Memphremagog
Reports of a mysterious creature in the waters of Lake Memphremagog on the Vermont-Quebec border date back to the 18th century. Officially dubbed Memphre, the Lake Memphremagog Monster has been spotted more than 200 times over the years, but its true identity remains a mystery.
Birthplace of: Charles Francis Adams (1876-1947), first owner of the Boston Bruins ice hockey team; Lane Dwinell (1906-1997), 69th governor of New Hampshire; Duane Graveline (born 1931), astronaut; Winston L. Prouty (1906-1971), US Senator; George H. Prouty (1862-1918), 52nd governor of Vermont.
Our Group Lessons consist of eight 30-minute American Red Cross lessons. As per the American Red Cross, we can begin to teach infants and toddlers to swim as early as 6 months old. Of course, we also offer adult swimming lessons. Each lesson provides developmentally appropriate water safety topics and swimming skills. The Red Cross provides certified swim instruction through eight levels of progression. Each student undergoes an evaluation as he/she progresses through each level, which ends on (hopefully) a level-up recommendation. Newport Inn & Suites is the perfect location for group classes for our Northeastern Vermont Communities. The pool ranges from 3 ft to 6ft deep. Newport Inn & Suites has a corridor where we ask families to take off their outdoor footwear to keep debris off the pool deck. We recommend bringing a pair of flip-flops! Feel free to hang your jackets in the coat area. There are also two large restrooms/changing areas with showers for swimmers to change after programs. We ask that all families come dressed ready to swim. Newport Inn & Suites has two parking lots. We ask that Teach America To Swim families park in the larger parking lot to the left (west) of the main building.