Cold Winter but Great for Events! Posted February 28, 2019


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.

Upcoming events

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 deanow­

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.

The Annual Family Egg Hunt takes place on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Grab your basket and hop over to Prouty Beach for a springtime party to beat the mud-season melt down! Kids 10 & under can visit with the Easter Bunny, make festive crafts, play games and win EGGscellent prizes. The hunt begins at 11AM sharp with over 2,000 eggs filled with treats, toys and a few extra special prizes hidden inside. Get full information here.
In addition to the above events, you’ll find a full range of winter activities for you to enjoy in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Check out just a few ideas here.

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