Our annual summer outing, the Game ‘n Grill brings two great things — meat and games — together in a fiery conflagration. The Game ‘n Grill is a grand gaming picnic. Everyone brings their favorite games and picnic supplies. The year, we’re going to have Sausages provided by the North County German Exchange to help fund their trip to Germany.
Come for the games. Come for the sausages. Or come for both!
Date: June 15th, 2013, 10:00am to 10:00pm.
Location: Newport National Guard Armory, 540 Union Street, Newport, Vermont.
Suggested Donation: $5
Games to Play
Open play is the name of the game at Green Mountain Game Days. A huge pile of games materialize as people arrive. Then everyone gets to either push their favorite or try something that sounds interesting as it hits the table. If you’ve got a specific adventure you want to run or a brand new title just out of the shrinkwrap, talk it up on the forum thread.
Make your way to I-91 and take exit 27. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right. You will now be on the 191 access road. Drive through the first set of traffic lights. Turn right at the second set of traffic lights. Drive straight through the third set of traffic lights. After the third set of lights, you will drive up a very small hill. At the top of the hill, follow the road to the left and drive .3 miles. The armory will be on the right.
The armory has lots of parking. Just park in one of the many spaces in the lot adjacent to the building.
Food and Drink
Concessions will be available to buy at the armory. This will include chips, sodas, knockwurst, bratwurst (with sauerkraut!), German potato salad, and baked goods. All sales of concessions benefit the North Country Union High School German Exchange.
No alcohol is allowed at the armory.
Newport has a wide variety of restaurants and stores all a 5 minute or less drive from the armory. The armory is about a half mile from most services. Bethany will bring along take out menus, to share, as well as some maps of the area that have restaurants and mini marts marked on it.
Newport – Prouty Beach campground – from here, you can walk to the armory. This is right in Newport so it won’t be as rustic as campgrounds in the country but they have nice facilities and lots nearby and it is on Lake Memphremagog.
Derby – Char-bo – This would be about 10-15 minutes from the armory. Being in Derby, this is near many services. This is on Lake Salem and offers a lot of services as well.
Irasburg – Tree Corners – about 20 minutes from the armory. This is more rural so not much in the immediate vicinity but a very nice campground.
Westmore – Will-o-Wood – about 20-25 minutes from the armory. This one is near Lake Willoughby and in a rural location.
Westmore – White Caps – about 25- 30 minutes from the armory. This one is across the street from Lake Willoughby -
Island Pond – Brighton State Park – this is the closest state park that offers camping. Nice rural setting. About 30 minutes from the armory.