“The Sunshine Town”
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Newport Opera House
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Library Arts Center
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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.
The best products and plants with the right advice to help you grow your garden.
146 Elm Street, Newport
Monday – Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-3
|Hubert’s Family Outfitters
Quality clothes at a good value in a friendly, helpful atmosphere. Also in New London.
46-54 Main St. Newport
|M.J. Harrington & Co.
33 Main St. Newport NH
Also in Claremont
|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
|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
|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.
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
|The Original Village Pizza
This excellent pizza shop features thick-crust pizza, Italian style dinner plates and salads.
7 South Main Street, Newport