Be an Explorer!

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Ready for Spring?

Time to get out and explore!

Drop a Line in NewayGo County!

Make NewayGo County your river fishing destination.

Paddle the Waterways of NewayGo County!

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

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.

Roaring through Newaygo and Mecosta counties is the beautiful Dragon Trail

Roaring through Newaygo and Mecosta counties is the beautiful Dragon Trail. This winter, my fiancé, two dogs, and I had the chance to check out the trail for the first time and we all quickly fell in love. In fact, we did not just go once, we went twice within the...

Newaygo County is the Perfect Place to Experience 1000 Hours Outside!

My family and I are avid outdoors people. More often than not, you can find us outside enjoying the four seasons of beautiful Michigan weather. From rivers and forests to trails and adventures, we’re pretty blessed to be able to explore Newaygo County that boasts the...

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...

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 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