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.

Mountain Biking Saved My Life… an experience with The Dragon!

Mountain biking saved my life….well, that’s an exaggeration, but it definitely improved my overall quality of life. I moved up to Newaygo county last August from Calhoun county, were I thoroughly enjoyed the trails of Fort Custer. However, by this time I was a new...

Newaygo County Parks: 2021 Updates

As kids embark on summer vacation & families look for ways to enjoy our beautiful Michigan Summer, we caught up with Nick Smith, Newaygo County Parks Director, to see what's new and exciting in the parks this season! Newaygo County has 4 campgrounds, 1 marina, 2...

Kids Free Fishing!

Beginning in 1983, Russell Gilbert Kids Free Fishing is a day where families can gather for fun times and even have a chance to win big money!  On the first Kids Free Fishing day, 8 anglers joined in the fun & over the years, they have seen over 400 anglers...

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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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