Local Perspective.


We believe the Newaygo story is best told by those experiencing it first hand. Our site content is developed in collaboration with local contributors that love to Go Exploring. Have a something you would like to share? We would love to hear from you!


Our Contributors

Wendy Sinicki has been checking out the trails, paths and scenic dirt roads in Newaygo County since she was looking for a way to tire out her kids when they were toddlers. They are now out of college and she has more time to explore, but instead of running, she just walks. When not outside, she enjoys writing and reading.

Wendy Sinicki

Carmen Faulkner is an avid travel enthusiast who grew up in Newaygo County. When she isn’t on the road, she splits her time between her home in Newaygo and the mountains of British Columbia. Her love for all things outdoors is paralleled only to her appreciation of food, coffee, and craft beer. You can find her in our community kayaking down the Muskegon River, hiking the North Country Trail, or enjoying the small businesses of downtown Newaygo.
Carmen Faulkner

Samantha Breza is a life-long native of Newaygo County. She recently graduated from Grand Valley State University with a B.A.  She enjoys reading, writing, and taking long walks.

Samantha Breza

Nick Smith moved to Newaygo County in 2016. As a kid Nick developed a passion for the outdoors while camping in West Michigan every summer with his grandfather.  Nick enjoys hunting, camping, snowmobiling and ice fishing.

Nick Smith

Esther Jiran finds joy creating comfort for others, either through writing romantic comedies with happy endings or sewing fidget quilts that calm restless hands and minds. In between these moments, her time is occupied keeping her children’s minds and bodies busy and their bottomless tummies full or by running as much as she can.

Esther Jiran

We want to hear from you.

If you are a Newaygo enthusiast we would love to hear your story idea or see your photography. Let’s talk!