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downtownnewaygoNewaygo is well located at the crossroads 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 itís start in Michiganís 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, Many consider Newaygo as the boundary line for crossing into the Northern Michigan vacationland as they 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.

downtownnewaygo2Many wonderful Michigan lakes are located within ten miles of Newaygo; Bills Lake, Brooks Lake, Emerald Lake, Hess Lake, Kimbal Lake, Long Lake, Pettit Lake, Pickeral Lake, Sylvan Lake as well as other.

If you think that Newaygo is one of those blimps on the map that you can speed thru, think again, it is also home to a Michigan State police Post. 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 Smugglerís Cove. This restaurant is located directly on Hess Lake and will be sure to please with itís relaxing view and great food. If you are in the mood for good home cooking, City Limits is the place to stop with its daily specials. If you must, there is a Burger King, Mc Donalds as well as all the other fast food choices.

Newaygo Mi: July 17, 1909


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Written by Lakeman Jones.