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Silver Lake Sand Dunes

West Shore Road, Hart, MI 49436
+1 231-873-3083
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Incredible, inspiring views!

A true gem in Michigan! These dunes may not be as popular as sleeping bear dunes, but they are just... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Phyliss B
via mobile
Way better than sleeping bear!!

I think they call it Sleeping Bear because compared to Silver Lake Sand Dunes they are so boring it... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Jeff G
Hart, Michigan
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14 Apr 2017
“Incredible, inspiring views! ”
15 Mar 2017
“Way better than sleeping bear!!”
West Shore Road, Hart, MI 49436
+1 231-873-3083
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

A true gem in Michigan! These dunes may not be as popular as sleeping bear dunes, but they are just as beautiful, and easier to walk. What's even better is there is a lighthouse in the middle of the dunes area. The views are beautiful...More

1  Thank Phyliss B
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I think they call it Sleeping Bear because compared to Silver Lake Sand Dunes they are so boring it puts you to sleep. This place is beautiful. You can ride/rent dune buggies/ATV/ranger and go for a fun ride. Beautiful sunsets.

2  Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The Silver Lake Sand Dunes are so cool! You can walk, drive or ride on the dunes in a scooter, a buggy, a sand rail or an awesome big truck, Some folk use a Quad, a dirt bike but you will see more Jeeps than...More

1  Thank denazew
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We ride down here on road bikes in teh summer from Ludington. It's a nice 70 mile out and back with water at the state park and a break at the lighthouse.

Thank Andy K
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Wasn't sure whether to visit Silver Lake Sand dunes or the sleeping bear dunes and WOW am I glad we came here. Being able to take dune buggies out on the dunes right on Lake Michigan was totally worth our visit! When out on the...More

Thank Taylor M
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Walk out on the dunes, surf the dunes on a snow sled, or drive the dunes in your own SUV/Truck, rent an ATV or simply take a guided tour. We might be back with our own ATV's instead of our family SUV! Either way...what a...More

1  Thank Eric M
Reviewed 26 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,...More

1  Thank luv4phood
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...More

1  Thank jmmtk
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...More

Thank KellyJolman
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...More

1  Thank RGS50
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I am planning a memorial day weekend trip for myself and my 11 and 7 year old, any suggestions or advice that would make our trip more enjoyable? we are planning on doing a dunes tour and I would like to rent sandboards.
7 May 2017|
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Abhishek J
What is the ideal windy conditions to visit Silver Lake Sand Dunes?
3 May 2017|
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Response from denazew | Reviewed this property |
That is an excellent question! If it is too windy, the sand can actually hurt. A little breeze is comfortable but wind is not. i cannot tell you exact miles per hour but I would think anything over 5-7 miles per would be... More
Is there a way to get to the beach without climbing the dunes or renting a buggy? And are dogs allowed on the beach area? We are considering camping there, but health concerns prevent our group from actually climbing the tall dunes.
1 August 2016|
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