Explore the Trails of NewayGo County

Explore the trails of NewayGo County.

Explore the Snowmobile Trails of NewayGo County

Gear up for a great day on the trails of NewayGo County.

Drop a Line in NewayGo County!

Take to the waters of Newaygo County for a great fishing experience.

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.

8 Stops For a Unique Gift

    Like it or not, the holiday shopping season is here!  I’m probably more guilty than most of having a certain distinct box showing up on my porch on a regular basis, but this year is more important than ever to support small businesses.     I’ve put...

Deer Hunter’s Must-Do in Newaygo County

The trees are bare, the air is crisp and the calendar has just flipped to November… In Northern Michigan, that means deer hunters are headed to the woods!  If you haven’t tried your luck in the deer woods of Newaygo County, we recommend checking it out.  With...

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,...

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



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Julie Burrell

Business Development – Newaygo County

The Right Place


Vice President

Nick Smith

Parks and Recreation Director

Newaygo County Parks and Recreation



Karen Baird

Executive Director

Fremont Chamber of Commerce



Colleen Lynema

Executive Director

River Country Chamber of Commerce



Mark Kraus

Tourism Director

Hesperia Area Chamber of Commerce



Doug Harmon

Board Chair

Newaygo County Parks and Recreation Commission



Maryann Gasper

Executive Director

Newaygo County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau



Colleen Ryman


Big Prairie Township Parks



Marianne Boerigter

Executive Director


Dogwood Center