Introduction to Newport, Vermont
Newport is the county seat of Orleans County. The Abenakis Native Americans were the first to settle in the area now known as Newport. The community was first named Pickeral Point. The town was organized in 1918.
Newport and nearby Attractions
- Crystal Lake State Park
- Old Stone House Museum
- Brighton State Park
- Saint Johnsbury Athenaeum
- Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
- Underhill State Park
Things To Do In Newport
While in Newport, one can visit parks like Brighton State Park, Waterbury Center State Park, Elmore State Park and Smugglers Notch State Park. Museums in the area include the Saint Johnsbury Athenaeum, the Old Stone House Museum and the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, which provide insight into the history of the area. Churches in the area include the United Church of Newport, the Seventh Day Adventist Church and Saint Mark Episcopal Church.
Burlington International is the closest major airport.
Newport Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Norwich University, Dartmouth College and Middlebury College.