The winter of 2018/2019 certainly has been a cold one but that’s just fine with winter sports enthusiasts!
With Lake Memphremagog frozen over, ice fishing communities on the lake are a common site. The freezing temperatures certainly have helped ice fishermen around the Northeast Kingdom, enjoy their activities.
Snowmobiling enthusiasts are reveling in one of the best snowmobile seasons ever with great snow conditions and perfect temperatures!
The ski season has also been fantastic despite some icy conditions and strong, windy days. The extremely low temperatures have made it a necessity for even hard core ski and snowboarders to bundle up in multiple layers.
March 1st, 2019 – The Hitmen return to Newport’s East Side Restaurant and Quarter Deck Pub for a big dance party Friday March 1st from 7 to 10 pm. The crowd was huge last time and the dancing never stopped. More classic hit songs and lots of fun. No cover charge.
The third annual ALS awareness day fund-raiser takes place on Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Jay Peak Stateside Lodge is a fund-raiser to benefit the ALS Association, Northern New England Chapter, and the Montgomery Summer Music Series. Ski to defeat ALS, a raffle, silent auction, ALS bandanas, and live music by New Motif from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information contact Dean Wilbur by e-mail at email@example.com.
5th Annual Lake Memphremagog ICE OUT Contest. It’s a question as old as the lake herself. Whether you’re on the shore of Newport or across the border in Canada, every spring lakeside visitors muse over the age-old question, “when do you think the ice will go out?” Deadline to submit Ice Out predictions is Monday, April 1, 2019 or when the ice goes out (whichever comes first). No tickets/guesses will be accepted after the ice is out. Get full info here.
Discount Jay Peak Lift and Water Park Passes
Don’t let snow banks and cabin fever keep you inside this winter! Get out and explore all the North Country has to offer – at a great price. Our friends at Jay Peak have passed along some amazing deals on water park admission, lift passes and rental gear for the whole family when you order through Newport Parks & Recreation.
Glow-in-the-Dark Egg Hunt takes place on Apr 19, 2019. Guided by flashlight, over 1,000 glowing and non-glowing eggs are hidden around Prouty Beach park. From the upper pines to the waterfront, the Glow Hunt covers almost an acre of darkness.