Welcome Center and Sports Park


The Newaygo County Welcome Center is located within the Newaygo County Sports Park and is here to provide information about the County for our residents and visitors. Managed by the Parks Commission, the Welcome Center has information about our many County assets with maps, brochures, and magazines. The outdoor kiosk is open 24/7 and Park Staff are available Monday- Friday 8 am to 5 pm to answer questions, we are closed from noon to 1 pm for lunch daily.

The Newaygo County Sports Park is jointly managed by the Parks Commission and the Newaygo Community Recreation Authority. The Sports Park offers free access to a sledding hill, Little Lake Placid, a connector trail to the North County National Scenic Trail, John Graves Lodge, and the snowmobile trailhead for the LP3 trail. Come enjoy nature year-round at the Newaygo County Sports Park. This park does not require a vehicle permit for access.

If you are looking for a short hike with some elevation change, try out our Welcome Center loop trail below.