Explore the Trails of NewayGo County

Explore the trails of NewayGo County.

Paddle the Waterways of NewayGo County!

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

Drop a Line in NewayGo County!

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

Birthday Hike

Is there even a better way to spend your birthday than trekking through the North   Country Trail? I think not. After tackling the stretch from M-20 to Echo Drive, I felt ready to make it all the way to 40th street. My father-in-law even gifted me a decades old...

Advice from a Hiking Trio

Meet Annie Trapp, Linda Trapp, Kathy Broome & pup Novalee, all residents of the White Cloud area. They enjoy hiking the North Country Trail as a trio in their spare time. I caught up with these ladies  to ask how this year has been going so far…So far in 2021 they...

Modern Workhorse or Adventure Machine?

Back in the day, if you could have looked in a cowboy's saddlebags, you would have seen a few things that every one of them made sure they had whenever they jumped onto their trusty steed. A good rope, a coffee pot and a few tools were part of every cowboy's gear....

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.

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 Reuben Tucker Big Prairie Township Parks
Trustee Marianne Boerigter Executive Director NCCA-Artsplace

Dogwood Center

Trustee Kelly Wawsczyk Project Assistant Headway Coalition NC RESA