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The Wait Is Over: Now We Dune!

ThinkDunes|April 3rd, 2023

The wait is finally over… April is here.  Now, instead of think dunes – we can actually dune!

As fun as Michigan winters can be, we are ready to get back out whipping around the Silver Lake Sand Dunes.  The excitement starts when you enter the parking lot and ascend up Test Hill, the sounds of the engines revving, the feel of the wind on our faces, the views, and more, all compose an unparalleled Michigan experience.

Some people designate baseball’s arrival or the release of an orange-flavored beer as the surest sign of spring – but not the dedicated duners.  Opening Day, April 1st, signifies spring’s glorious return.  As much as we love the robins nestling in our yards and sprouting flowers this time of year, we mostly look forward to dune buggies and ATVs zipping across the sand dunes.

To those who try and tell us it’s still a bit too chilly to get out there, we laugh, throw on an extra layer of clothing, and descend upon the dunes. It’s our playground and it missed us during these winter months. Rain, sleet, snow, or whatever bizarre weather Michigan tries and throw at us won’t stop us from riding the dunes from now until November.

Watching the Silver Lake Sand Dunes area bloom into summer is also magnificent. Slowly, the area marches toward summer, which brings forth copious visitors seeking beaches, adventure, dunes, golf, family fun, and more. More and more places in the area are open as we progress closer to the summer and the school bell’s final ring.  The dune riders are like the area’s robins, which reveal that beautiful days are ahead – and soon. Dune riders are the sign that progress toward a bustling summertime destination is underway.

Get those dune buggies and ATVs out of storage. Their true home is ready once again. Now go dune!

Photo credit:  kylebiggus895 (Instagram)

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