Visit Silver Lake and the Silver Lake Sand Dunes of West Michigan
Decades of prevailing westerly Lake Michigan winds transformed a ridge of sand dunes over looking Silver Lake into 2,000 acres of spectacular, moving (living) sand dunes along four miles of Lake Michigan shoreline.
Silver Lake State Park
Silver Lake State Park is unique because of the 450-acre parcel designated for off-road vehicles, and the access to both Silver Lake and Lake Michigan are an added benefit. The 107' Little Sable Point Lighthouse is located in the Silver Lake State Park, and it is open for tours from late May to late September. Rolling sand dunes, camping, hiking, fishing, and acres of forest make this park a vacation paradise.
ORV - Bring Your Own Dune Ride to the Silver Lake Sand Dunes
You can ride the dunes from April 1 through October 31. Silver Lake Sand Dunes State Park is one of the few areas in the country that users can still enjoy riding freely on sand dunes. For generations the nationally-known Silver Lake Sand Dunes have provided families with exciting memories of driving, riding and walking on these spectacular mountains of desert-like sand! Jeep tours, water sport rentals, golf, horseback riding, miniature golf, bumper boats and a go-kart track are just a few of the attractions that are available at Silver Lake Sand Dunes.
Other Silver Lake Area Parks & Beaches
In addition to the Silver Lake State Park, there are other parks in the area worth visiting. And your vacation is not complete without checking out the various beaches around Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.
Festivals in the Silver Lake Area
Your visit to the Silver Lake area can be even more fun at one of the local festivals that take place throughout the year. The National Asparagus Festival takes place every June in Shelby and Hart, and local Firework Displays around the July 4th holiday are not to be missed. The Oceana County Fair in late August is fun for the whole family, with rides, music and 4-H events. The always popular Apple BBQ & Cookoff Festival in September features delicious food, lighthouse tours, music, and eating contests.
Other Areas of Interest Near the Silver Lake Sand Dunes
Hart-Montague Bike Trail/Rail Trail State Park
The paved Hart-Montague Bike Trail stretches for 22.5 miles over 225 acres between Hart and Montague. Opening in 1991, a local citizen bought the old railroad corridor for trail use and donated most of it to the State.
Historic Downtown Hart
Remove yourself from today's hectic world as you tour the Hart Historic District. Visit a 19th century church, whose basement houses the extensive "Seymour Rider Indian Artifacts Collection."
Do as millions have done for decades, come to the Silver Lake Sand Dunes for the fun and return for generations.
COMMUNITIES NEAR THE SILVER LAKE SAND DUNES
It's a very short drive between the many charming communities in our area, including Ludington, Hamlin Lake, Scottville, Manistee, Pentwater, and Pere Marquette River.
SILVER LAKE SAND DUNES BUSINESS DIRECTORIES
Our Silver Lake visitors business sections include information for Boating & Fishing, Restaurants, Shopping, Things to Do, Lodging, and more. If you own a home in the area or are looking to buy a fixer upper you will find all your home improvement needs on our Homes & Gardens website. Other valuable business information can be found on our locally produced Silver Lake Business Directory.
CELEBRATIONS & WEDDINGS IN THE SILVER LAKE SAND DUNES
For special occasion planning, check out our Weddings & Celebrations website, your first stop for planning the perfect wedding or party.