Newaygo is located in Newaygo County, and in the West-Southwest Region. This community is located at the junction of M-37 and M-82, and also east of Fremont.
Newaygos documented history dates back to the mid 1700s when French explorers and trappers came up the Muskegon River. It was named after Chief Naw-wa-goo, who signed the Treaty of Saginaw in 1812. In 1836 John Brooks traveled here to harvest lumber; he became the towns first postmaster in 1847. Newaygo grew during the lumber boom because of its location on the Muskegon, (which flows through the north side of town).
Today, Newaygo has a small town atmosphere, driven by local small business and a few manufacturing facilities, along with some tourism.
Accommodations in Newaygo include Cronk'S Oakridge Motel and Riverside Resort. Click for more details, including other accommodations in the area, as well as online reservations.
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Skokie Festival of Cultures Skokie IL May18-19 Since its inception in 1991, the Skokie Festival of Cultures has become one of the premier ethnic festivals in Illinois, attracting more than 380,000 visitors and dozens of cultures, all representing Skokie's tremendous diversity.
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National Cherry Festival Traverse City MI June29-July6 The Grand Traverse region, known for its world-record tart cherry harvest, bursts with visitors eager to savor the flavor of cherries tucked into everything imaginable.
Annual Manchester Chicken Broil Manchester MI July18 Adelicious chicken dinner complete with half chicken, roll with butter, fresh made cole slaw with secret local recipe, radishes, chips and beverage. Entertainment and camaraderie are provided for your enjoyment along with an antique car show.
National Baby Food Festival Freemont MI July18-21 Show is rain or shine, no lawn chairs, no coolers, no strollers, no smoking or alcohol.
Brat Days Sheboygan WI August1-3 Sheboygan Jaycees present the 60th annual Johnsonville Brat Days. All shows will be free this year.