Silver Lake State Park lets users bring their own ORV, rent one in town or let someone else do the driving. Watch sand fly as you climb steep dunes and zoom over sand moguls on 400 acres run by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
A beach paradise! Nestled along the shore of Lake Michigan and Silver Lake you'll find massive sand dunes, beach buggies—with the only sand dunes in Michigan where you can drive your own ORV—and miles of pristine shoreline beaches designed for pure family fun.
Encompassing the towns of Hart, Mears, and Pentwater, Silver Lake Sand Dunes Area is the perfect spot for a family vacation with miles of tree-lined bike trails, historic towns, a lighthouse and more. Spend the morning on the dunes, the afternoon in the water and finish your day in one of our charming villages for a relaxing dinner at a locally owned restaurant.
Time to come out and play at Silver Lake Sand Dunes!
Choose a quiet day at the beach or an exciting ORV ride to the top of a sand mountain. From the peaceful to the adventurous and everything in between, Silver Lake Dunes Area has something for everyone.
From wild to mild, you can tour the Silver Lake Sand Dunes the way that suits you best. Bring your own "off road vehicle" (ORV) and go on your own through Silver Lake State Park, rent an ORV or take a tour, or explore the section of dunes leased to Mac Wood's Dune Rides with a guided group tour. You can also hike or sandboard the dunes and gaze out to panoramic views of Lake Michigan or Silver Lake. Any choice is guaranteed to leave you with memories to last a lifetime!
Check out these festivals and events in the Silver Lake Sand Dunes Area:
Spend the day on a pristine beach at Charles Mears State Beach, shop Pentwater's historic downtown or play in Lake Michigan at this popular summer destination.
One of Michigan's featured Beachtowns, Hart has a quaint shopping district with an excellent blend of stores and restaurants on the shores of Hart Lake. The Hart/Montague Rail Trail runs through the heart of town. Camp on the shores of Hart Lake at John Gurney Park.
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