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A Little Bit of Dune History

General News|June 6th, 2022
Dune History The history of Silver Lake Sand Dunes began in 1920, when Carrie E. Mears, the daughter of lumber baron Charles Mears, donated 25 acres on the east... Read More

Plan Your Fun Family Adventure

General News|June 2nd, 2022
So, what is there to do in with the kids in the Silver Lake area? Glad you asked. Although we are known as a popular spot for the big... Read More

The Low Down on Drag Racing

ThinkDunes|June 2nd, 2022
In 2021 there was plenty of buzz about drag racing at Silver lake Sand Dunes. We wanted to get a veteran duner’s take on what we need to know... Read More

3-Days at Silver Lake

General News|June 2nd, 2022
Silver Lake is more than a destination for duners. In fact, it might just be one of the best destinations for days on end, full of family adventure. To... Read More

Mac Wood’s Dune Rides Celebrates 90 Years!

ThinkDunes|April 23rd, 2020
We are thrilled to wish a happy 90th anniversary to Silver Lake’s very own Mac Wood’s Dune Rides! A family tradition since 1930, you simply can’t visit the dunes... Read More

Experience Winter in Northern Michigan

Attractions|March 2nd, 2020
The Silver Lake and Hart Areas both offer a breadth of scenic places to ski, hike, and snowshoe during the winter. Our parks and trails wind through wooded areas,... Read More

Welcome Summer! 8 Super Ideas for Summer Fun in...

General News|June 12th, 2019
With Memorial Day now behind us, the start of the summer season has officially begun. And whether you’ve been planning your trip to Silver Lake for months or have... Read More

More Than Sand Dunes in Silver Lake: 7 Ways to...

Attractions|July 3rd, 2018
In the middle of a hot summer, nothing’s more refreshing than heading to the lake. Some people enjoy a quiet paddle, some seek out a full-throttle adventure and some... Read More

You No Longer Solely Have To Think Dunes…

Attractions|March 26th, 2018
As winter fades away, we find our sweet reward for surviving another frigid season: the opening of Silver Lake Sand Dunes. While you may recognize four seasons, around here... Read More

Winding The Silver Lake Sand Dunes Season Down

Attractions|September 20th, 2017
The kids are back in school and the temperature has begun its cruel, chilly descent. While our time for playing on the dunes dwindles, let’s not forget that this... Read More

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