Hiking

Hiking Trails

Looking to venture out into the wilderness? Newaygo County is home to miles of hiking trails and numerous nature areas that allow you to get out and create and adventure of your own making.

Choose the Right Trail for Your Adventure

First Time Hikers

Everyone starts somewhere. Ready to wander out on your first trail hiking adventure? We have just the right spot for you!

Endurance

Want to Go Explore the North Country Trail? Newaygo County is home to some of the longest trail segments of this 4,000 mile hiking trail. Your adventure begins!

Looped Trails

Want the simplicity of ending up where you began? These loop trails offer trails of varying lengths and challenge that all circle back to your home base.

Stories from the Trail

First Time Hiker

First Time Hiker

I’m a bit embarrassed to admit, that even growing up next to the Manistee National Forest, literal minutes from the North Country Trail, my first time hiking it was this past winter… in my mid 30’s!  While my preferred adventure typically includes a glass of wine on...

Traipsing Through the Winter Woods

Traipsing Through the Winter Woods

I am in love with Newaygo County.  We’ve lived here three years now and keep discovering hidden treasures. If you love to be out in nature as my husband and I do, then each season brings new adventures and experiences.I did not think snowshoeing sounded like much...

Fall Color Tour Time! 

Fall Color Tour Time! 

Top 5 places (and maybe a few more) to take great Fall color photosFall is my favorite time of year. I love watching the rainbow of colors change from day to day. Science says that water and temperature determine when a tree’s leaves turn colors. I don’t much care for...

Flowers are Popping at Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary

Flowers are Popping at Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary

This darn crazy spring and summer weather we are having is making it frustrating for photographers. I went to Loda Lake this week on the only day it hadn’t rained and was surprised by how I was joined by other photographers and hikers doing the same thing. School is...

The Wetland Trail – A Unique Ecosystem

The Wetland Trail – A Unique Ecosystem

 I’ve mentioned before in a previous blog that I work for TrueNorth Community Services, the parent company of Camp Newaygo. Unless people attend one of Camp Newaygo’s public events such as their “Dinners on the Ridge” series this summer (July 20 or August 10) most...

Hit the Trail

Newaygo is the perfect hub to begin your adventure. Whether you are planning an overnight stay or a week long trek, we have the right trail head for you. What are you waiting for?