Oceana County (pop. 26,570) is west of Newaygo County, along Lake Michigan.
The county seat is the city of Hart (pop. 2,126), which apparently got its name because it’s in the “heart” of Oceana County.
Hart-Montague Trail State Park is a 22-mile linear park that consists of a bike trail from Hart south to the city of Montague.
Oceana County calls itself “The Asparagus Capital of the World” and hosts the National Asparagus Festival every summer. This year’s Asparagus Queen was crowned on May 31.
Charles Mears State Park, along Lake Michigan, is in the village of Pentwater (pop. 857). The park was owned by Charles Mears until it was donated to the state in 1923.
South of Pentwater is the Little Sable Point Light Station (1874).
The 2,936-acre Silver Lake State Park is well known for its sand dunes; part of the dunes are open for off-road vehicles.
The village of Rothbury (pop. 432) hosts the annual Rothbury Music Festival, now called the Electric Forest Festival.
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