Points of  Historical Interest

 

Name

Township

Sec.

Location

Image 

Notes

Status

Boys Camp

Ashland

30

128th & Alger

No

 

Farm land

Beaver Tower U.S.F.S

Beaver

26/27

Stone ~0.9 miles south of 8 Mile

 

 

 

Big Prairie Desert

Big Prairie

7/8/17/18/19/20

Roughly 28th north to 12th, Pine west to Elm

 

 

 

Hardy Dam

Big Prairie

28

36th at the Muskegon River

1, 2, 3, 4

 

 Still in operation

Mailes (?)

Big Prairie

28

36th just east of Hardy Dam

 

 Unknown what this is

 

Charmichels

Brooks

13

72nd & Pine

 

  Unknown what this is

 

High Rollway

Brooks

26

M82 (Formerly M46, aka 88th) ~1/4 east of Thornapple

1, 2, 3

 One of two identified log rollways in the county.

Now a Michigan Department of Transportation roadside park. The erosion caused by rolling logs down to the river is still evident.

Newaygo Lakes Tower

Brooks

6

48th ~1 mile west of Gordon

 

 

 

Paynes

Brooks

29

88th just west of Redwood

 

  Unknown what this is

 

Sand Rollway

Brooks

22

Poplar at the Muskegon River

 

 

 

Southwick's

Brooks

33

88th just east of Brooks Vista

 

  Unknown what this is

 

Boy Scout Camp

Croton

19

Off Petit Lake Ave near Petit Lake

 

 

 

Croton Dam

Croton

18

Croton Drive at Muskegon River

1, 2, 3

 

Still in operation

Croton Tower U.S.F.S

Croton

17

Holly ~3/4 mile north of 76th

 

 

 

Kelleys

Croton

19

72nd at the Muskegon River

 

  Unknown what this is

 

Ice House

Dayton

36

Second Lake near the creek inlet from First Lake

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 

Only the foundation remains, heavily overgrown and very difficult to see

Presley's

Dayton

25

Ramshorn near Fourth Lake

 

  Unknown what this is

 

U.S.F.S Camp Site

Denver

2/3

Somewhere along unmarked two track near Faupell Lake

 

 

 

White River CCC Camp

Denver

13

End of Pingree Drive east off Luce

 

 

 

Gibbs Tower U.S.F.S

Everett

11

Poplar just north of 12th

1

 

 

Gleaner's Hall

Everett

26

40th & Laurel

 

 

Now a private residence 

Newaygo Lakes Tower

Everett

31

48th ~1 mile west of Gordon

 

 

 

Community Building

Garfield

15

68th & Bingham

1

 

No sign of original structure, although it was still standing at least into the 1990's.

Harlburts

Garfield

2

Unnamed road west off Ferris ~1/2 mile south of 48th

No

Fin & Feather Club?

We believe this is now a private subdivision on Kimball Lake.

Infirmary(?)

Garfield

6

48th & Croswell

 

 

Former Peter Smalligan farm

Portland Cement Factory

Garfield

City of Newaygo

M37 at the Muskegon River

Gallery

 

A few feet east of the light at M82 & M37 is an access road that goes down beneath the bridge to the site.

Steam Boat Landing

Garfield

34

West off McClelland at the Muskegon River

1, 2

 

Area is surrounded by private land and not accessible.

Dudgeon Swamp

Goodwell

19/20/29/30

Roughly 1 Mile north to 3 Mile, Pine west to Elm

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Highline Tower U.S.F.S

Goodwell

6

Harrison ~1/2 mile east of Locust

 

 

 

Bitely CCC Camp

Home

30

East of Centerline in jog

 

 

 

Indian Mounds

Lincoln

32

Baseline between Croswell & Baldwin

 

 

 

Loda Lake

Lincoln

2

6 Mile & Felch

1, 2

Also in Merrill Township. Part of a wildflower sanctuary, with nice hiking trails.

Well maintained public access. 

Tank Lake

Lincoln

1

Between M-37 and railroad tracks in northeast corner of the section.

 

Probably supplied water to the lumber operation at Park City.

 

Loda Lake

Merrill

35

6 Mile & Felch

1, 2

Also in Lincoln Township. Part of a wildflower sanctuary, with nice hiking trails.

Well maintained public access. 

"The Tube"

Merrill

Unknown

North east of 6 Mile on the North Country Trail

1, 2

Head north on foot along the NCT from where it cuts 6 Mile for an hour or two

Several miles from any access, little evidence of how this inner tube ever got here. Perhaps it is a remnant of an old logging camp, as there is evidence of a small mill operation in the area.

Shisder(?) Mill

Merrill

27

Taylor Drive

 

 

 

The Pool

Monroe

33

6 Mile ~3/4 miles west of Evergreen on 6 Mile

 

 

 

Trails End

Monroe

34

NE corner near Kinney Lake

 

May be accessible by unmarked two track ~1/2 mile north of 6 Mile on Evergreen

 

Hungerford Tower U.S.F.S

Norwich

23

M20/9 Mile ~1 mile west of Cottonwood

 

 

 

Martin's

Sheridan

2

Fremont Lake Drive just south of park

 

  Unknown what this is

 

Brown's

Sherman

21

Just south of 24th on west edge of Crystal Lake

 

  Unknown what this is

 

U.S.F.S Campground

Sherman

2

Echo Drive at Alley Lake

 

 

 

Windmill Gardens

Sherman

31

Luce northeast of Fremont

Gallery

Historical collection of buildings, tools, and equipment, particularly windmills, important to the history of Newaygo County.

Now closed

YMCA Camp

Sherman

27

West side of Ryerson Lake near peninsula

 

 

 

Star Lake Tower U.S.F.S

Troy

1

Coolidge

 

 

 

Grand Rapids

Wilcox

16

3 Mile at the White River