Bordering Lake Michigan and Silver Lake, these sand dunes consist of nearly 2,000 acres of rolling sand hills 1.5 miles wide and 3 miles long. Still growing and moving, it is one of the largest deposits of living dunes on the Lake Michigan shores.
Photo courtesy of Silver Lake Dunes-Hart Visitors Bureau
If you prefer foot power to wheels, Michigan offers hundreds of great hiking trails to explore and enjoy. Hiking offers the opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with nature and makes for a wonderful family experience. Many of Michigan’s state parks and recreation areas offer designated hiking trails and Michigan Hiking and Backpacking Clubs provide opportunities for group and family hiking experiences. Plan a hike around a camping trip to maximize your outdoor vacation.
Endurance hikers can hike traverse more than 200 miles on the Shore-to-Shore Trail that connects Lake Huron to Lake Michigan. But there is a trail in Michigan that fits any interest or stamina level.
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