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board of directors

The Discover Newport Board of Directors is comprised of 18 members with representation from the nine municipalities within Newport and Bristol Counties and five specific industry appointments.

Pamela Baldwin
Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina
Lodging Over 100 Rooms

Karen Binder - Secretary
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
Bristol Appointee

Geremie Callahan - Treasurer
Fluke Newport
Restaurant Appointee

Jenn Chapin
Fort Adams
City of Newport Appointee

Keith Chouinard - Vice Chairman
The Newport Experience
Lodging Under 100 Rooms

Christine Francis
Tiverton Appointee

Matt Gray
Gray Matter Marketing
Portsmouth Appointee

Ann Hof
Marine Trades
Barrington Appointee

Charlie Holder
Newport City Councilor​
City of Newport Appointee

Robert Kempenaar II
Kempenaar Real Estates, Inc.
Middletown Appointee

T.R. McGrath - Chairman
McGrath Clambakes, Inc.
Middletown Appointee

Thomas McNiff
Jamestown Beer Holdings
Jamestown Appointee

Andrew Moore
Little Compton Appointee

Sean O'Connor
NewportOut
City of Newport Appointee

Bob Rulli
Warren Appointee

Dennis Turano
Middletown Councilor
Middletown Appointee

Dr. Melissa Varao
Salve Regina University
Member of the Public

TBA
Attractions Representative

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Hiking Path That Winds Through Vegetation To The Sea In Newport

Hiking + Walking Trails

From light and leisurely scenic walks along the coastline to moderately intense trails in picturesque New England forests, here are our favorite spots to get outdoors.

Newport Vineyards

Wineries & Breweries

Heaven? It's a place on earth when you're here. These local vineyards and breweries just make it more indulgent.