Do you want a quick getaway for the family, try Newaygo County. There is plenty to do year-round in Newaygo County and it exemplifies Pure Michigan.

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Newaygo County Staycation Destination

Map of Newaygo in Michigan
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Newaygo County is 847 square miles of paradise. Whether it's camping, boating, fishing, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, kayaking, or swimming, you name it, the possibilities are endless year-round.

With gas prices being outrageous, Newaygo County can provide an affordable destination with lots to do for the whole family.

Hardy-Croton Dams

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The Hardy and Croton hydroelectric dams are centerpieces of what Newaygo County has to offer a family that wants to get away and be not too far from home.

"Hardy Dam on the Muskegon River near Newaygo, Michigan"
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The Hardy Dam is not as accessible as the Croton Dam but when standing on top of it, the view is amazing in every direction. Plus when on the top you can see the Hardy Pond which has campgrounds and boat landings all around the 50 miles of shoreline.

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The Croton Dam is a fisherman's paradise as it feeds the Muskegon River. You can catch just about every species of fish Michigan has to offer at the dam and down the Muskegon River that eventually empties into Lake Michigan.

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Camping In Newaygo County Michigan

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As you can see from the map above, the camping possibilities are endless in Newaygo County and this is very close to West Michigan. If you were to camp in Newaygo County just once a year you could plan 19 years' worth of trips before you repeat your visit.

Dragon Trail for Biking

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The Dragon Trail that will eventually go all around the Hardy Pond is excellent for biking, hiking, and just enjoying the outdoors year-round. If you would like an in-depth look and the progress of the Dragon Trail, click here and feast your eyes on the 24+ miles of trails that are available. I call this the home of the fat tire bike.

If you want to see more of what Newaygo County has to offer, check out the amazing gallery below.

Newaygo County Parks, Lakes, Rivers & Campgrounds

If you are looking for somewhere to take the family to get outdoors, Newaygo County has just about everything Michigan has to offer in one county.

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