Welcome to Newaygo County

Newaygo County offers abundant and affordable opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast in you to get away from the city without having to endure long drives and traffic for an Up North adventure.

Four seasons of adventure await, just around the corner!

2022 travel guide cover featuring outdoor recreational images - kayaking, disc golf, snowmobiling and outdoor icons

Download the NewayGo County Explore Guide to learn about the great things to do and see during your visit to our region.

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Fremont Gets Ready to Jingle!

The Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce invites the public to the Jingle Mingle Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, November 12th from 9 am to 3 pm at the Fremont Middle School at 500 Woodrow Street. Organizers say that attendees will find many unique handmade gifts and...

Fall Hikes + Hunting Season

Hike Safely During Hunting Season Fall is a fantastic time to enjoy a nice hike on the trails. Cooler, drier weather, changing leaves, and fewer insects make it one of many people’s favorite hiking seasons. Autumn is a favorite season for other forms of outdoor...

Punch your tag & bring home Thanksgiving dinner!

While the average weight of a fall turkey is below 15 pounds, a bird of that size will consume roughly five pounds of food each week. That doesn’t sound like much but fall turkey flocks’ balloon in size this time of year. On the small side, a flock of just a dozen...

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.

2022 Newaygo County Tourism Council Investors

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Big Prairie Township Parks Logo
River Country Chamber of Commerce Logo
The Right Place Logo
Dogwood Center for the Arts logo
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Fremont Chamber of Commerce logo
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Newaygo County Tourism Council

Board of Directors

Position Name Professional Title Organization  
President Julie Burrell Business Development – Newaygo County The Right Place  
Vice President Kelly Wawsczyk   The Right Place  
Secretary Elizabeth Reid Executive Director Newaygo County Convention & Visitors Bureau   
Treasurer Nick Smith  Parks and Recreation Director Newaygo County Parks and Recreation  
Trustee Mark Kraus Tourism Director Hesperia Area Chamber of Commerce  
Trustee Reuben Tucker   Big Prairie Township Parks  
Trustee Marianne Boerigter Executive Director


Dogwood Center

Trustee Kelly Rider Executive Director

River Country Chamber of Commerce

Trustee Karen Baird Executive Director 


Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce

Trustee Carmon Kolenbrander   Tucker Benner Realty  
Trustee Colleen  Lynema