Explore Winter in NewayGo County
Looking for great ways to spend a few days exploring winter in NewayGo County? We’ve got you covered! Below learn all about the top ten snowy weather activities to help you plan you plan a memorable winter getaway.
Fat Tire Biking on the Dragon Trail
While this world class trail is still under construction, several segments of the Dragon Trail have been completed. This winter, an 11 mile segment will be regularly groomed for Fat Tire Biking. Trail heads are located at Big Bend Township Park and Hardy Dam County Marina. For more information on where to park for winter use, check out The Dragon Trail Website.
Enjoy a Romantic Getaway
The quaint towns and unique hotels of Newaygo County make it a perfect getaway destination for a special getaway. Check here for some great Deals and Packages to get started planning the perfect winter escape.
The ice fishing enthusiasts will be right at home with Newaygo County’s abundant lakes. From Fremont Lake to Croton Pond, there are numerous lakes to choose from. For more information on Ice Fishing in Newaygo County, check here, contact Parsley’s or Hesperia Sport Shop for an Ice Report or check out the DNR’s Fishing report here.
Explore the Arts
The NCAA Art’s Place in Fremont is open and ready for you to explore! Make sure to check out the Winter Photo Contest, which will be on display January 14 thru February 6 2021!
Going on a Shopping Spree
The individuality of Newaygo County is reflected in its unique, independently owned shops and restaurants. You won’t find cookie cutter merchandise in this area! Click Here for more information about the retailers and restaurants in Newaygo County.
Maple Syrup in March
The Shack Country Inn in Jugville offers guests a glimpse of how Maple Syrup is made in the month of March. During this four to six week season, the Deur Family Sugar Shack is fired up and the fresh made Maple Syrup is celebrated with an annual All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast (subject to COVID restrictions, call to make reservations).
The LP3 Trail runs from the staging area located just north of Newaygo across from the Newaygo County Welcome Center to the very Northern end of Newaygo County, continuing on through Lake, Oceana, Mecosta counties and more. Turn your ride into a weekend excursion & stay at any of the independently owned lodging facilities in Newaygo County, able to offer the perfect retreat for small to midsize Snowmobile groups.
Enjoy a Mid-Week Spa Retreat
Whether a ‘Girls Getaway’ or a ‘Couples Retreat’, The Skincare Center & Spa at Tamarac offers an array of services including Skin Rejuvenations, Facials, Massages and more!
GET OUT AND EXPLORE MORE WINTER IN NEWAYGO COUNTY
Stories from the Trails
By Samantha Breza There are no places to rent a snowmobile at in Newaygo County at this time. Snowmobilers have to own a snowmobile already or purchase one at David Allen Racing Motorsports on Maple Island Road. Winter clothes and goggles can be purchased at Dunham...
by Carmen Faulkner All right everyone, the winter thaw is over! The few days of warm weather and the reminders from green grass poking up from under the usual January snow was wonderful, but wintery conditions have made their way back into the forecast for the...
By Samantha Breza What supplies are needed on a snowshoeing trip depends on where the snowshoer is going and how long they’re going to be there. Snowshoers hiking on mountain trails during the winter need hydration systems, avalanche transceivers, signaling mirrors,...
By Samantha Breza Want to do something new this winter? Try snowshoeing! Snowshoeing is an easy sport to get into. The equipment is relatively cheap, snowshoers don’t have to register the equipment, or pay annual fees for it. Snowshoers don’t need to take classes or...
The forests and rivers of Newaygo County are a magical outdoor wonderland where nature is on display year-round. The dense Huron Manistee National Forest, the rivers, lakes and streams -- all spring fed, produce some of the most amazing trout, steelhead, and salmon...
One might imagine that in an area where the pursuit of outdoor activities consumes its citizenry throughout spring, summer and fall, folks might pull back in a bit in winter. A little hibernation might be I order once the snow rolls in and the waters turn to ice....
The Campground Connector Trail is a 4.3-mile loop that can take local hikers from the campground through Forest Service lands where it connects with the National Trail and returns to the Campground. The hikers on the North Country Trail can take the Campground...