Newport State Park Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Other than perhaps Rock Island, this is the quietest of Door County’s excellent state parks.Two of the park’s several trails combine to make a sort of dumbbell trek through pristine forest with occasional Lake Michigan shoreline views and access. When it comes to finding a long walk along the state’s Lake Michigan shore, this route is in the running for top honors.
Newport State Park gets a thumbs up for its size, with its 11 miles of shoreline and 20 miles of trail. Best of all, this place has ambiance. The shoreline is a quiet one, and the forest is a notable beauty. Development at the park is minimal and likely to stay that way; the area has semi-wilderness status. This hike’s route takes you first to Newport’s north end, back past the trailhead, and then to the park’s southern part."