Newport, VT is located on scenic Lake Memphremagog and is the only “city” in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. It is a sleepy town with a bit slower way of life and more authentic Vermont feel than it’s neighbors in Chittenden County. In it’s glory days, Newport City was a bustling railroad town with many large hotels along the waterfront and a paddle wheel excursion boat called the Lady of the Lake.
These days, Newport, VT is home to an imaginary lake monster and a real but infamous local celebrity nicknamed ‘Bigfoot’ who won a contest on the Howard Stern radio show. The Newport City Motel recently added a gorgeous new building with conference rooms to accommodate guests. And yes, the legendary ‘Bigfoot’ also slept there, though that’s probably not a claim to fame for the motel.
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