Author: Newaygo County Staff

Campground Connector

The Campground Connector Trail is a 4.3-mile loop that can take local hikers from the campground through Forest Service lands where it connects with the National Trail and returns to the Campground. The hikers on the North Country Trail can take the Campground Connector trail to the Campgrounds for overnight camping or longer stays so they can use the amenities or enjoy the easy walk to the local restaurants, mail a letter or stock up at the grocery, hardware or use medical facilities. On the return section of the trail hikers will understand why “Where the Pure Waters Flow”...

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A Quaint Town & Country Path

  Fremont has long been known as the Baby Food Capital of the World and attracts thousands of visitors to Gerber’s popular National Baby Food Festival in July. Visitors also come to enjoy Fremont’s Harvest Festival, nearby woods and lakes, and the Fremont Town & Country Path. Under the development over the past 14 years, the Fremont Town & Country Path skirts much of the picturesque down-town area and connects with several city parks. It currently includes 5.5 miles of paved path with future plans for 20 miles of non-motorized recreational path connecting the City of Fremont, Dayton, Sherman...

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Camp Newaygo & The Wetland Trail

Nature-seekers who discover the “Wetland Trail” at Camp Newaygo are treated to an ecologically-unique outdoor experience. The Wetland Trail is no ordinary swampland or run-of-the-mill hiker pathway! In fact, the one mile (roundtrip) boardwalk trail, is one of the only such trails in Michigan that crosses through the heart of a truly sphagnum bog. The sphagnum bog at Camp Newaygo is part of a larger wetlands eco-zone. It is a type of bog that contains soft sphagnum moss and other acid-tolerant plants. In some spots, the bog is over 40 feet deep and sphagnum moss “floats” atop a hidden,...

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Newaygo Gets The Edge

As residents and visitors alike agree, Newaygo County has an enviable natural resource base that has to be experienced firsthand to be fully appreciated. 2014 brought the introduction of a new Newaygo County asset: The Edge! Ready to get away for an afternoon, an overnight adventure, or a week of exploration? The Edge (Newaygo County Pathways) is a planned, 80-mile, community built connection between the five major municipalities in Newaygo County. With a connection to other Michigan Trail systems, it is the perfect platform for families and visitors to experience the beauty of our woodlands and waterways. The first...

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