Explore the Trails of NewayGo County

Explore the trails of NewayGo County.

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Find that unique “up north find” in Newaygo County

Drop a Line in NewayGo County!

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

Explore the Snowmobile Trails of NewayGo County

Gear up for a great day on 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.

Winter Hiking – Questions From a Newbie

Excited to throw 2020 behind me & crush all the goals in 2021, I signed up for the   North Country Trail Hike 100 Challenge.  Ambitious, as I’ve only hiked a handful of times in my life, but why not make 2021 my year?  I embarked on my first hike in the first few...

What do a mousie, a sucker, a spike, and a shiner have in common?

Most people are racking their brains to put these common words together. However, a few winter sportsmen are chomping at the bait to answer this simple question. In our household, these words trigger excitement and remind us of good times with friends throughout the...

Snowshoe Adventure On The Dragon

Being an avid runner from a young age and now a personal trainer, I have spent a lot of time running and hiking over the years.  In more recent years, due to my work schedule, I found myself stuck to the convenience of the gym equipment.  During the 2020 Quarantine...

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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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.

2021 Newaygo County Tourism Council Investors

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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 Yvonne Ridge City Manager City of White Cloud  
Trustee Maryann Gasper Executive Director Newaygo County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau  
Trustee Colleen Ryman   Big Prairie Township Parks  
Trustee Marianne Boerigter Executive Director


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