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Newport NH
"The Sunshine Town"

Newport Train Mural

Newport NH is a quiet, friendly mill town located 6 miles west of Lake Sunapee between interstates 89 and 91. So quiet in fact that you could drive right though it and miss most of the fun things to do!

There is a wide variety of great places to eat, a thriving art scene, and wonderful outdoor recreation including camping, golf, and biking and hiking.

During the summer months the town common has events all weekend. Farmers’ Markets are held on Fridays 3-6pm, flea markets and crafts fairs on Saturdays, and outdoor concerts on the bandstand every Sunday.


More about Newport

Newport NH History

The Newport Farmers' Market

Newport Arts & Entertainment

The Newport Opera House Performance Center offers a variety of music and entertainment, ranging from rock, jazz, folk, dancing, theater and children's programs.

The Newport Library Arts Center is a mini-museum and art studio that features rotating exhibitions by well known local artists and local art students as well as art classes and workshops for all ages.

Art lovers will want to stop in at the Odds and Ends Antique Shop in the town center to meet painter Barbara Huff and see her shop full of Newport historical pictures and her own stunning artwork of abstracts and landscapes of the area.

Located just a block from the town common is the studio of acclaimed visual artist E. Thor Carlson. You should definitely call and make a reservation to visit his studio and private art gallery for a personal tour hosted by the artist himself.

Don’t miss "The Train Mural" depicting the four seasons of New Hampshire along with the many landmarks of the town of Newport, on display in the center of town on the Johnson Block building.

Newport Winter Carnival from Great Island Photography


Recreation in and around Newport

There is plenty of indoor and outdoor recreation including hikes in the town forest up to the great views at the Pinnacle. You can bike or hike the 9 mile long Sugar River rail trail that passes over two covered railroad bridges and follows the river all the way to Claremont.

Mt. Sunapee and Whaleback Mountain, are both within a half-hour drive. On selected dates during the summer Mt. Sunapee runs the ski lift for aerial sky rides to the top of the mountain.

The Newport Recreation Department is a town-owned recreational complex with a new track, baseball and softball fields, basketball court, tennis courts, ski jumps, ice rinks and parks.

The Newport Disc Golf Course is open for playing! 18 holes starting at the High School. Discs can be purchased at NAPA Auto Parts in Newport.

For more information about events in Newport see our Events Calendar page.

Newport Shopping

Dorr Mill Store
The store offers woolen fabrics, blankets, ready-made sweaters and other clothing, and hundreds of fancy accessories to delight those who love sewing and needlework.
603-863-1197, 800-846-DORR

Dorr Mill Store
Kathan Gardens
The best products and plants with the right advice to help you grow your garden.
146 Elm Street, Newport
(603) 863-1089
Monday - Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-3
Kathan Garden

Hubert's Family Outfitters
Quality clothes at a good value in a friendly, helpful atmosphere. Also in New London.
46-54 Main St. Newport

Hubert's Family Outfitters

M.J. Harrington & Co.
Jewelry, Gifts
33 Main St. Newport NH
Also in Claremont
863-1662 03773

M.J. Harrington & Co

Newport Restaurants

The Salt Hill Pub
Newport's newest dining establishment is an Irish themed restaurant and pub featuring large portions and reasonable prices.
58 Main Street Newport

The Salt Hill Pub

Fabulous 50's Car Hop Drive-In
One of the few remaining car hop drive-ins in New England is so much fun on a warm summer night. You can eat in your car or use the picnic tables. They also serve ice cream and on the weekends serve breakfast from 7am to noon.
308 Sunapee Street, Newport

Fabulous 50's Car Hop Drive-In

The Old Courthouse
Outstanding American cuisine.
30 Main St. Newport (behind the Opera House)
Lunch: Wed - Sat 11:30am - 2pm
Dinner: Wed - Sun from 5pm
Sunday Brunch Buffet: 9:30am - 1:30pm
Closed Mon and Tues. Reservations Appreciated.

The Old Courthouse
8 Airport Road, Newport (At the airport)
Authentic Mexican food, beer and soft drinks. They make almost everything from scratch using the freshest hand-picked ingredients.
Lil' Red Baron

Ming China
This tiny storefront Chinese restaurant, barely big enough for its 3 dining tables, has a huge variety on its menu and serves up large portions of delicious food.
(eat in or take out)
3 South Main St. Newport

Ming China Restaurant
The Original Village Pizza
This excellent pizza shop features thick-crust pizza, Italian style dinner plates and salads.
7 South Main Street, Newport
Village Pizza


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