We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sand Lakes Quiet Area

Williamsburg, MI
+1 231-922-5280
Review Highlights
The only noise are the jets from the airport

But they are high and not that often. The SLQA is one of the peaceful places in northern Michigan... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Traverse City, Michigan
Great place to Trout Fish and Mountain Bike

Sand Lake #1 and 2 are planted with Trout cool place, must walk in to fish and camp! Also some cool... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Michael B
via mobile
Read all 21 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Jet skis, snowmobiles and other noisy vehicles are prohibited in the 2,775-acre area, part of the Pere Marquette State Forest.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average0%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Williamsburg, MI
+1 231-922-5280
Write a Review
Reviews (21)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

But they are high and not that often. The SLQA is one of the peaceful places in northern Michigan. There are miles of well maintained and well marked hiking trails covering the 4 square miles and over 7 lakes. Hikers, joggers, and skiers (in the...More

Thank MichealWhelan
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Sand Lake #1 and 2 are planted with Trout cool place, must walk in to fish and camp! Also some cool Bald Eagle nests to check out!

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Took my grandson and my dog to check out the area and we had a great walk to lake 1. We both were tired by the time we got back to the car.

Thank dcrawford134
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This beautiful quiet area is perfect for hiking, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, or running. Each time of year has something different to offer. Since motorized vehicles aren't allowed, your peaceful hike won't be disturbed by motorcycle or snowmobile noises. There are plenty of different...More

Thank Samantha484
Reviewed 1 July 2016

My Husband and friends have enjoyed this for years, It is part of the Pere Marquette State Forest. No Motorized vehicles allowed, wildlife, hike, bike, or cross country ski for hours upon end. Easily reached by Supply Road go north on Broomhead Rd. approximately 7...More

1  Thank Martha M
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Marked trails take you through thick woods to little lakes that are fishable. Some decent hills to ascend and lots of squirrels and deer

Thank Rbrtkitch1
Reviewed 17 February 2016

This place us truly awesome for cross country skiing. Well marked and perfect for beginners and those with more skill.

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Lots of trails to cross country ski or snow shoe. Trails are available for all ability levels. Have only gone there in the winter but I am sure it is a great hiking area as well in the non-winter months.

Thank EllenAnn36
Reviewed 29 January 2016

We have been to the Sand Lakes Quiet Area many times over the past several years for snowshoeing. The trails are well marked, and once you get 1-2 miles from the trail head, you have very little company. Miles of trails, rolling hills, frozen lakes,...More

Thank drsm
Reviewed 15 December 2015

I've mountain biked at various places throughout the entire United States. This trail is short, not to challenging, but scenic and enjoyable. Many people bring along a picnic basket and stop be one of the two inland lakes/ponds to enjoy the solitude along with their...More

Thank Victim561
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sand Lakes Quiet Area staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines