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Newaygo michigan

Newaygo, Michigan is located at the intersection of M37 and M82, 12 miles West off exit #118 of us 131, 37 miles North of Grand Rapids and 10 miles South of White Cloud. 

Like many other Michigan towns, Newaygo got it’s start in Michigan’s lumber boom. With the surrounding forests and easy access to the Muskegon River for floating the logs down river, Newaygo was the ideal location for the lumber industry.

Today, Newaygo is the starting point for many travelers who head north to enjoy the Michigan lakes, rivers and streams. Everything travelers need before beginning their journey can be found in Newaygo. All the fast food stops, many unique sporting shops and interesting restaurants are conveniently located and parking is plentiful.

Newaygo is a favorite spot for fishing, rafting and tubing on the Muskegon River. Two nice parks worthy of mention: Riverside Park, a city park with plenty of picnic tables, grills and trails with lots of frontage on the Muskegon River. The park is located just off Main Street, in the downtown area. Just up river and across the M37 bridge is Henny County Park, a larger park with even more Muskegon River frontage to explore.

Many wonderful Michigan lakes are located within ten miles of Newaygo; Hess Lake, Brooks Lake, Pickeral Lake, Kimbal Lake, Long Lake, Sylvan Lake, Emerald Lake, Bills Lake and Pettit Lake. Newaygo definitely earns our “Waterland’s Naturally Cool Area” award.

Newaygo is experiencing growth as people discover a life that has many of the conveniences of the city, but never being far from the Michigan woods, lakes and rivers.

If hunger pangs hit you while in Newaygo, there are two great options. On 88th Street you will find Smuggler’s Cove. This restaurant is located directly on Hess Lake and will be sure to please with it’s relaxing view and great food. If you are in the mood for good home cooking, City Limits is the place to stop. I always get one of the daily specials and am never disappointed. They are located right next door to the McDonalds on M37.







Written by Dave.