Explore the Trails of NewayGo County

Explore the splendor of spring from the trails of NewayGo County. 

Drop a Line in NewayGo County!

Take to the waters of Newaygo County for great spring fishing.

Paddle NewayGo County!

Drop your oars in the water and explore the waterways 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.

Fall Colors: A Bird’s Eye View

Flying amidst the clouds, high above Newaygo County, Doug Harmon captured Newaygo County's fall beauty perfectly. It's the season, jump in your car and head North!   Newaygo County is here to greet you.  Grab a bite, even stay the night! Come explore the rivers,...

Fall Means Apple Cider Slushies

The cider slushies are the best-tasting brain freeze I have ever had, and I look forward to it every year.

Sandy Beach Camping

My favorite part of the camping, is waking up early in the morning. When the campground is quiet. I usually get up before the sunrise, to take a quiet stroll around the park.

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.

2020 Newaygo County Tourism Council Investors

2020 Newaygo County Tourism Council

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

Doug Harmon

Board Chair

Newaygo County Parks and Recreation Commission

 

Trustee

Maryann Gasper

Executive Director

Newaygo County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

 

Trustee

Colleen Ryman

 

Big Prairie Township Parks

 

Trustee

Marianne Boerigter

Executive Director

NCCA-Artsplace

Dogwood Center