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Silver Lake Sand Dunes

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Address: West Shore Road, Hart, MI 49436
Phone Number: +1 231-873-3083
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This is a state park along the coast of Lake Michigan located near Mears,...

This is a state park along the coast of Lake Michigan located near Mears, Michigan. It includes shoreline along Lake Michigan and Silver Lake, along with many sand dunes.

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Incredible sand dunes!!

We were fortunate enough to stay in a cottage on Silver Lake with a view across to the massive sand dunes. We spent two days exploring the sand dunes. Our teenagers loved... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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Marietta, Georgia
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Marietta, Georgia
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274 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were fortunate enough to stay in a cottage on Silver Lake with a view across to the massive sand dunes. We spent two days exploring the sand dunes. Our teenagers loved climbing to the top of a dune and then jumping and rolling down, only to climb back to the top again. It was very windy when we visited.... More 

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Montauk, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had been to Sleeping Bear Dunes so we were not sure it would be worthwhile to stop here and see more sand. Totally wrong! We may have liked these even better. So much more to see and participate in here. Dunes climb was not too difficult (with the help of some stairs) and once up, easy to walk around.... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Silver Lake sand dunes is paradise for riding your recreation vehicles on the sand dunes. Slap a flag and a ORV sticker on your dirt bike, quad, dune buggy, or four wheel drive vehicle, air down your tires and hit the hills. You can park at the beach to enjoy Lake Michigan, or drive over the rolling hills. During holiday... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This place is awesome -- I was looking for an interactive experience and found it here!!! There is an official entrance to climb the dunes which helped (stairs part way up so) so we were able to climb to the top of the dunes and walk all over them (the dog, too!) ..we rented and drove buggies on them, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

It wasn't easy to figure out where exactly we should hike, as part of the park was closed off and there wasn't anyone working in the park entrance/no maps we could find. Thank goodness for google and smart phones! Once we found a good spot to start, we parked and just began climbing. It is gorgeous, big huge dunes of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice for ATV riding, we went with my daughter who is 7 and unfortunately she couldn't use her ATV but there was still so much to keep her company. Definitely will go back!

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Mansfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

One of a kind place to visit! Finding sand dunes like this in the eastern portion of the United States is hard to do. You can drive trucks, jeeps, four wheelers, dune buggies and more in these dunes. What makes it unique is it's on the beach of Lake Michigan.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is a great place along the lake side , this gives you a good desert feel and you can rent atvs , buggys or jeeps and go over the same dunes . Great experience .

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

If you don't want to go that far to desert and want to enjoy lake view and desert feel,this is a really nice play. I only took Mac's dune ride this time,probably will try buggy next time.

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michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

This was my family's first time visiting the Silver Lake. We only had time to visit the Sand Dunes. How amazing is this place. Miles, and miles of soft sand. We climbed to the top of many hills, and ran down. We walked down the sand to the beach. How pretty, and clean. Can't wait for next year to go... More 

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