Paddling and Floating

Paddling & Floating

Newaygo County is home to 356 river miles and 256 inland lakes making it and ideal destination for your paddling or floating adventure. Water sports are a central part of our local culture, and we are excited to share our waterways with you!

River Paddling Tour

Find just the right location to launch your watercraft and float the day away on a scenic river cruise.

Stories from the Water

DISCOVERING NEWAYGO COUNTY 4

DISCOVERING NEWAYGO COUNTY 4

The waves lapping on the shoreline. The babbling of a nearby creek. The sounds of water bond us with memories of the past, and dreams of the future. Life is sometimes muddy, and turbulent, but water washes away the stress of everyday life. As I discover the County...

Power Paddle

Power Paddle

            On Saturday morning at 10am, under sheets of rain, they sat waiting for the gunshot. The solo canoeists (known as C1), steadied their boats in the chop. The shot rang out, barely audible over the wind and rain meeting the lake; the racers plunged their...

Superb Fishing in Newaygo County

Superb Fishing in Newaygo County

Newaygo County teems with an abundance of water for the experienced or casual fisherman.  Thousands of acres of dam-supported backwaters, large and small beautiful lakes, and even hidden ponds provide plenty of opportunity for anglers to enjoy still-water fishing....

Take to the Water

Newaygo is the perfect hub to begin your paddling adventure. Whether you are planning an overnight stay or a week long stay, we have the just the right spot for you to relax and recharge. What are you waiting for?