Lake Memphremagog South Bay - Northern Forest Canoe Trail

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Recommended Trips > Lake Memphremagog South Bay

South Bay, Lake Mempremagog (view in map)

"South Bay starts in Newport, close to the Canada border, but you quickly leave the sounds of the city behind as you paddle south into the bay and into the slowly meandering Barton and Black inlet rivers. This is a great area to observe many wetland species. You should see the rare black tern here" - AMC Quiet Water Guidebook (New Hampshire and Vermont) p 266

  • NFCT Section: Map 6
  • Trip Duration: 1/2-1 Day
  • Miles: 1-8 miles
  • Portages: None. 
  • Hazards: While much more protected the Lake Memphramagog, paddling on the south bay could still be challenging on windy days. 
  • Put in: Coventry Street (.6 miles south of Main Street, in Newport), Glen Road (2.6 miles south of Newport) or Gardner Park (just north of Newport's downtown).
  • Take out: N/A 
  • Local Outfitters: Clyde River Recreation
  • More Info: Kingdom River Rambles


Newport's South Bay. Photo courtesy of Little Gneista Inn.