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Best things to do in Derby

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Natural Feature
“Lake Memphremagog is Vermont's second largest international lake. The majority of the lake is in Canada, so if you're boating, be sure to bring your passport if you want to head north.”
12 locals recommend
Bar
“The East Side Restaurant & Pub is well known by locals and visitors alike. Famous for it's hearty comfort food, the East Side offers fine dining on the shores of beautiful Lake Memphremagog. When you're traveling, nothing hits the spot better than a homemade buttermilk biscuit with chicken, gravy, real mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. If you have room for the bake shops, dessert of the month, you'll know why the East Side has been a Newport, VT favorite for years. The Dancing Sail Banquet Room's elegant waterfront dining room and terrace open onto a garden courtyard to create the ideal setting for a story book Vermont wedding. Whether you are hosting a business meeting, birthday celebration, or special occasion dinner, the East Side is the perfect choice for all occasions.”
16 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Great food, can accommodate larger parties, local craft brews on tap, great menu selections”
6 locals recommend
Bar
“Located in Newport, Lago Trattoria brings the finest award-winning Italian cuisine to Vermont. Since opening in Newport, Vermont, Lago Trattoria has consistently served up some of the best, inspired Italian dining in the state and Northeast. Head Chef Frank Richardi harnesses his Italian roots as inspiration for his creations, bringing all patrons of Lago Trattoria mouth watering and creative pasta, pizza and seafood dishes. Make a reservation at Lago Trattoria to enjoy Chef Richardi's homemade creations, a selection of fine wine & cocktails and a robust craft beer selection. Interested in our Catering & Wedding Services? Give Frank Richardi a call at 802-334-8222.”
11 locals recommend
Library
“Founded in 1901, the Haskell Free Library and Opera House supports the cultural needs of the community on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border, both English and French, through access to information, reading material, a broad range of library services and programming as well as the visual and performing arts. As a heritage building and as a cultural centre, the Haskell plays a critical role in enriching the lives of its members and the community.”
7 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“If you like Thai you'll love this place, and the ginger tea is the best ever!!”
6 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Super stocked natural foods market. Cafe serves breakfast and lunch with hot bar, paninis, pastries, kubucha on tap.”
6 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Kayaking and lots of outdoor adventures -- a must-visit place. Great for the whole family. In summer they have moonlight cruises and more. ”
5 locals recommend
Lodging
“If it's not too busy, and if someone has a birthday, you might get to see Fritz play his accordion.”
5 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“This is another great pizza, subs, sandwich place, they have a few locations in the Northeast Kingdom... great casual environment for families with kids!”
5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It's five minutes walk to the best restaurant in town, sit on the terrace and enjoy the view of the lake or at the elegant bar and a table with the same exquisite view. Choose fish, duck or lamb rather than beef and love those desserts and martinis!”
5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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2 locals recommend
Park
“36 acre park with breathtaking views of Lake Memphremagog Amenities including tennis courts, playground, disc golf course, basketball court, shuffleboard and horseshoe pits. The lower beach building houses boat and bike rentals and access to bathrooms and changing facilities for the waterfront. Provides parking areas for hiking on the Newport-Beebe Bike Path and nearby fishing and boat access inside the park. Open 8am - 10pm ”
3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Not just a convenience store. The locals do most of their grocery shopping here. Great staff, great selections, a fantastic butcher, and a liquor store.”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“One of my top 5 breakfast places in VT! It's small , and popular, so there can and will be a wait on weekends”
4 locals recommend
Store
“Best Ice Cream Sundaes, generous portions with budget friendly prices! Visit the Pick & Shovel for a true Vermont hardware/general store experience while you are here!”
2 locals recommend