Calling All Winter Fanatics

As soon as the snow flies, a new sense of adventure takes hold.

Drop a Line in NewayGo County!

Make NewayGo County your ice fishing destination.

Paddle the Waterways of NewayGo County!

Take to the waters of Newaygo County in winter for a new paddling experience.

Explore the Trails of NewayGo County

Explore the trails of NewayGo County.

Download the NewayGo County Explore Guide to learn all about of the exciting things to do and see during your next visit to our region.

Q & A With a local SLEDHEAD and Snowmobiling Etiquette 101

My family has grown up in the Newaygo County area and we have been riding snowmobiles off the LP3 Trail system for years. When you see the staging parking lots full on a Saturday morning, it feels good to know the area businesses are going to see some out of county...

A Dazzling Light Display at Croton Township Campground!

There is something magical about Christmas light displays that bring out the child in all of us.  Memories of car rides to see the neighborhood lights, with noses pressed to the window, are rekindled. These memories can be relived, and new ones created, in Newaygo...

Fremont’s own Award-winning prairie

Fall is my favorite season, hands-down. Between the fall colors, harvest festivals and some fresh-pressed apple cider, I’m one happy girl. A fall favorite event of ours is Fremont’s Hay Art and this year it was extra special.   While out exploring the city’s Hay...

Find your passion in Newaygo County

Where do you fit into the Newaygo County outdoor recreation fabric? Try your hand at anyone of these great passions.



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Find your Passion in Newaygo County

Picture yourself fishing from a drift boat or jet sled down a broad, magnificent river, surrounded by tall pine and hardwood forests. Long wide riffles, deep pools and long eddies the size of several football fields hold brown and rainbow trout surface-feeding on prolific hatches of mayflies, caddis and midges all day long – some fish approaching trophy proportions… Welcome to fishing in Newaygo County!

Start your Newaygo County fishing adventure!

Looking to venture out into the wilderness? Newaygo County is home to miles of hiking trails as well as numerous nature areas that allow you to create an adventure that is just your size. Newaygo County is home to a 55 mile segment of the famous North Country Trail. If you are one for native plant species, the Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary is a MUST see on your trip! We promise you won’t be disappointed.

Get back to nature GO EXPLORE the natural side of Newaygo County.

The forests and rivers of Newaygo County are a magical outdoor wonderland where nature is is on display year round. Winter does not send people inside around here. The weather just opens up a whole new set of recreation pursuits for those of us that are lucky enough to live here and the many who visit our area during the winter months.

Water sports in Newaygo County are not just an activity, they are part of every local’s culture, and we are excited to share our waterways with you! With 356 river miles and 256 inland lakes we have activities on the water that are sure to suit everyone.

Don’t have a watercraft or fishing gear? We have you covered, Newaygo is home to many great small businesses that provide trips, rentals and excursions.

Get onto the water and GO EXPLORE what Newaygo has to offer.

From holiday celebrations to tractor pulls, there seems to be something going on in Newaygo County every weekend! With so many events, we have sorted out the main events in each community and listed them below.  For more information on all of our events, visit our EVENT CALENDAR and you can visit the individual event page sponsors for more information.

Clear your schedule and GO EXPLORE the events of Newaygo County.

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Board of Directors

Position Name Professional Title Organization
President Julie Burrell Business Development – Newaygo County The Right Place
Vice President Nick Smith Parks and Recreation Director Newaygo County Parks and Recreation
Secretary Karen Baird Executive Director Fremont Chamber of Commerce
Treasurer Colleen Lynema Executive Director River Country Chamber of Commerce
Trustee Mark Kraus Tourism Director Hesperia Area Chamber of Commerce
Trustee Yvonne Ridge City Manager City of White Cloud
Trustee Maryann Gasper Executive Director Newaygo County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Trustee Reuben Tucker Big Prairie Township Parks
Trustee Marianne Boerigter Executive Director NCCA-Artsplace

Dogwood Center

Trustee Kelly Wawsczyk Project Assistant Headway Coalition NC RESA