Newaygo borders the Muskegon River, and its small downtown area
features historic brick store fronts and locally-owned businesses.
Chain restaurants are located south of downtown on M-37/M-82, and
you'll find a grocery store and some larger retailers near the southern
junction of M-37 and M-82.
Newaygo Area Parks
Ed H. Henning County Park is a nice recreation area north of downtown Newaygo,
along the Muskegon River. The park has a modern campground with 60 electric sites,
shower facilities, and sanitation station. The park's athletic facilities include
tennis courts, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, horse shoe pits, and a volleyball court. Several picnic areas are located around
the park, and the one near the boat launch has a terrific view of the Muskegon River.
Shaw Park is home to Loomis Lodge, which can be rented for meetings and community events. The park
has several old-growth shade trees and can be used for picnics.
Near Vera Wilsie Elementary, there is a playground and small soccer field off Stake Street.
South of downtown on M-37, Vet's Field is used for little league baseball. The park is adjacent
to the VFW Hall.
Fishing & Boating
The Muskegon River is the second longest river in Michigan and is
a popular tributary for fishing. Anglers cast their lines to catch steelhead, trout, smallmouth bass, and salmon in the river.
A valid fishing license is required to fish on Michigan waterways, and you can get a Michigan fishing license online at the Michigan DNR E-License web site
and at bait shops and sporting goods stores.
Kayaking and canoeing on the Muskegon River can provide a scenic
adventure. The United States Canoe Association selected the
Newaygo and the Muskegon River for 2011 National Canoe and