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We encourage you to discover the things about Newaygo County that will bring you back and make you want to share your experiences with others. There is something for every-one to do no matter what the season. Sometimes it’s a bald eagle flying in the blue sky overhead, a ride on the bike path in the fresh crisp air, a hidden treasure in an antique store, or a dinner so delicious you would order it again tomorrow. Come back and bring your friends.
Kids Free Fishing!

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...

#girlsgonewilderness

#girlsgonewilderness

Good hiking gear that really works can make the difference between having the time of your life or living through a suffering day on the trail. Along with the gear, who you bring as your company makes all the difference! We set out with five everyday gals from Newaygo...

Farmer’s Market: Friday Fun!

Farmer’s Market: Friday Fun!

The Newaygo Famers Market  is focused on working with local farmers  to ensure the residents and visitors to Newaygo County have the opportunity to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables.   At the Newaygo Farmers Market you will find a plethora of local ...

Birthday Hike

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

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...

Spring Break Day Trips – Outdoors & On The Cheap

Spring Break Day Trips – Outdoors & On The Cheap

Pretty much every year around this time, my wife and I scramble to find exciting, enriching things to do with our kids during spring break.  Although she’s fully vaccinated and I’m currently half vacc’d, we are still a bit reluctant to head to the typical spring break...

Modern Workhorse or Adventure Machine?

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....

8 Stops For a Unique Gift

8 Stops For a Unique Gift

    Like it or not, the holiday shopping season is here!  I’m probably more guilty than most of having a certain distinct box showing up on my porch on a regular basis, but this year is more important than ever to support small businesses.     I’ve put...

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...