A lakeside farm reimagined by the community

Bluffside Farm is on Lake Memphremagog in the City of Newport, near the Canadian border. It has farmland, woodland, a sandy beach, and is incredibly scenic with views across the 31-mile long lake.

We bought this farm at the end of 2015 and it’s been open to the public ever since. In 2021 we finished construction of a mile-long ADA-accessible recreation path, that includes a boardwalk over Scott’s Cove and connects to seven miles of recreation trails between the city and the Canadian border.

The farm is about more than recreation though. We are restoring a wetland and working with local Abenaki to plant native species there. We are clearing invasive plants and welcoming community gardeners. The local hospital benefits from food grown on the farm and schoolchildren enjoy the land as a natural classroom.

We hope you get to visit!