The splendor of fall color, miles of trails beckoning you to explore, and dark night skies blanketed in stars, NewayGo County’s autumn season welcomes adventurers of every sort to get outdoors, unplug, and reconnect with nature. After an exhilarating day hiking the NCT, biking The Dragon, or getting dirty on ORV trails, relax at one of our local lodging properties. There just isn’t a better way to make the most of Michigan’s majestic fall season.

Gear Up!

Before you head outdoors to explore this fall, grab some new Go Exploring gear!  You’ll be extra cozy in our new hoodies & our newly dropped enamel coffee mug will pair great with that late fall campfire. Shop our Go Exploring Shop with our exclusive NewayGo County gear.

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Get a Little Mud on the Tires on the ORV Trails of Newaygo County

NewayGo County is the perfect destination to get some mud on the tires. Our region offers connectors to hundreds of miles of a comprehensive ORV & ATV trail network. The Michigan Cross Country Cycle Trail in White Cloud offers over 16 miles of motorized trails and connects to regional trail systems. The roads of NewayGo County are also Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) friendly welcoming you to explore any of the county’s well-maintained roads. Next time you are looking for a motorized trail adventure, head to NewayGo County!


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The Dragon Trail is Close to Completion

As The Dragon continues to grow, more and more hikers and bikers make their way to the trailheads of this exciting new trail in the heart of Michigan’s lower peninsula. With access points in Newaygo and Mecosta Counties, this bi-directional hiking and biking trail welcomes you to explore and enjoy spectacular year-round scenery of the Hardy Pond area. Approximately 30-miles of the planned 42-mile loop have been completed to date, and conditions permitting, the final stretch will be complete during the summer of 2024. Come take on the challenge of The Dragon this fall in NewayGo County!


photo of dragon trail boardwalk construction in 2022

Fall Hunting Season

Your passion for the hunt will find it’s home in Newaygo County. No need to venture further north for the ultimate pursuit of the white tail deer, our region offers over 15,000 acres of public hunting land for you to explore. Archery season is October 1st through November 14th, regular firearm season is November 15th through the 30th, and then bow hunters are welcomed back to finish their season for the month of December. Come scout your perfect hunting spot in NewayGo County.


Deer in winter