Welcome to Newport

While there are plenty of Newports in the United States, there is only ONE Newport, Maine! A town of just over 3,100 people, Newport truly is a crossroads community as five Maine roads and highways pass through it. In fact, Newport has the distinction of being the location where the Moosehead Trail begins...and that is where it meets up with the Pine Tree Trail! The beautiful waterbody of Sebasticook Lake is entirely bordered by the town, and is a main attraction of the area. With agriculture playing a signficant part in the town’s formation, it is no surprise that a great American company had its inception here. According to Wikipedia, in 1891 the Aroostook Condensed Milk Company was founded which became the Maine Condensed Milk Company in 1894, before finally settling as Borden's Condensed Milk Company in 1902. The company’s smiling cow, “Elsie,” became a good example of some great branding that is still recognizable to this day. 

  The rural character of this community combined with its proximity to larger cities makes Newport the perfect place to stop, visit and unwind. From winter sports to summer events and activities, this town will have you realizing that the only thing you need here is even more time to stay longer! 

 
 

Events & Activities

Fishing/ Watersports

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With Sebasticook Lake its predominant feature, Newport is a perfect place to enjoy the water. With boat access and plenty of swimming opportunities located right downtown, visitors and residents alike can spend hours upon hours on this beautiful waterbody.  

Kayaking, canoeing, and fishing are a natural here, and those who take part in these sports are sure to enjoy some quality time on Newport’s lake!   

 (To Visit The Lake Association’s Site Click Here)

ATVing

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The Central Maine Trailblazers Club spends hours upon hours of valuable time making sure when you ride your machines you are enjoying every minute of it!  

(You Can Check Out Their Facebook Page By Clicking Here)

 

Skiing/Snowboarding/Skating/Snowshoeing 

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The busy Four Seasons Adventure Trail is a great source of outdoor area for winter sports. When the cold air hits, there is nothing like a good brisk adventure in the outdoors to wake you up and get you moving!  

(Click Here For Info From traillink.com)

 

 

Snowmobiling

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The Sebasticook Valley Snowmobile Club builds and maintains the trails in this area. They take this responsibility very seriously and place emphasis on safety and respect for landowners and other riders.  

(Click Here To Visit Their Facebook Page For More Info)


 

 

Hiking/Biking/Horseback Riding

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The Four Seasons Adventure Trail is used for many activities during all seasons. Nearly 30 miles of trail traverse through farmlands, forests, and around several lakes before it joins the 1,000-mile-plus-long Maine Interconnected Trail System. This former railbed offers outdoor enthusiasts plenty of opportunities to stop and relax along the way.    

(Learn More About This Great Trail By Clicking Here)

 

Lodging/Camping

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Newport is home to two motels and there are several campgrounds in the area. When you are traveling with a group, you have the opportunity to cater to both styles of accommodations! 

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Food

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There are several national chain restaurants in Newport as well as quite a few grocery/convenience stores and a diner.  There is also an eatery in one of the larger gas stations in town. 

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Parks

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The Newport Riverwalk begins at Witham Park and was created after the removal of the Main Street Dam.

 

Woodward Creative Playground at Witham Park is a great place to take the little ones to play while you relax in the beauty that Maine is well-known for.

 

The Public Park is located on the Sebasticook Lake and is a great spot for getting some fresh air and stretching your legs. 

 

 

Museum

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The Newport Cultural Center is home to the Public Library and the Historical Society Museum.  

(Visit Their Website Here)

 

Shopping

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You will find a variety of stores to browse in here. You never know what treasures await you! 

 

Fitness & Beauty

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Newport is home to several fitness centers and beauty salons to keep you fit and looking fabulous!