Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Prouty Beach and Campground, Newport, VT

Date of Stay:  Sunday August 9 – Wednesday August 12, 2015 (3 nights)

Rate:  $41/ night

Website:  Prouty Beach and Campground
   286 Prouty Beach Road (physical address)
   Newport, VT 05855
   802-334-6345 (off season)
   802-334-7951 (in season)

Description:  Located in northern Vermont convenient to I91 on Lake Memphremagog about 8 miles from Canada.  We had site 20 next to Dan and Tricia on the grassy bluff overlooking the lake with FHU(50A).  A big paved parking lot was in front of us so this place may get a bit busy on weekends since this is the access spot for the public beach.  These premium sites have a 2 week stay limit but they do offer monthly and very reasonable seasonal rates here also.  There are paved roads within the park with grass sites.  Since this is a city park, there is a tennis court, basketball court and playground for the kids.  There is also a very nice bike path that leads in to town in one direction or joins up with a Rail Trail beside the lake going towards Canada in the other.

Trash and Recycle:  There is a dumpster and several recycle bins for everything (please separate) as you leave the campground area.

Activities:  We all jumped on our bikes and rode the Rail Trail towards Canada.  It’s a nice trail of about 5 miles right next to the lake.  There are some serious hills on country roads just before crossing the border.  We decided to turn back since we weren’t really prepared (no water, no camera… hate I forgot mine).  The next day I joined T&D for a bike ride into town and hung out at the City Dock for a bit.  Tricia, Gin and I rode around the area some and found a quilt store that was doing the patterns that T was collecting.  We all enjoyed a nice campfire, saw a rainbow and watched a beautiful sunset over the lake from our huge back yards.  We would love to come back here for a little longer stay next time.

On site 20 with D&T on site 19  On site 20 with D&T on site 19
On site 20 next to T&D                             These are huge sites!
Gin and Tricia grillin'  Campground from the city park
Gin and Tricia grillin’                                Campground from the City Park

View of Newport VT from the cg  Ornate church and tour boat in Newport VT
View of Newport from our site              St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in town
Tour boat on the lake  Same tour boat
This tour boat would go by a couple of times a day
Bike trail into town  Looking at the lake from the city park
Bike ride into town                                    Lakeview from the City Park
City dock with T&D  Several sail boats
City Dock with several sailboats moored nearby

Rainbow  Gin and Syl sunset at Lake Memphremagog
Nice rainbow                                           Gin and Syl at sunset
Enjoying a campfire with D&T  Beautiful colors at sunset
Enjoying a campfire with friends
Sunset on Lake Memphremagog  Beautiful colors at sunset
The sunset was so beautiful!

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