Silver Lake Sand Dunes Area is a Michigan Beachtown (Nominated by Travel & Leisure as one of America's Best Little Beachtowns) located along Lake Michigan’s sweeping shoreline just a few miles west of US-31 between Muskegon and Pentwater, Michigan. Just a short few hours from Chicago, Detroit, Traverse City and the Mackinac Bridge. The home of the National Asparagus Festival and annual Apple & BBQ Cook-off Festival.By using our Hart day trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access and other attractions in Hart.
During your visit at Silver Lake Sand Dunes, you will find an endless amount of sand piled into lofty mountains, miles of pristine shoreline beaches, unique attractions and events, great food, excellent accommodations and memory-making family fun…all to explore. The Silver Lake Sand Dunes are the only dunes East of Utah where you are allowed to drive a private motorized vehicle from April 1st through October 31st .
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Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access reviews
You can enjoy these dunes even if you don't have an ATV; in fact, we prefer just utilizing the ATV part of the park and enjoying the fun (and workout!) that can be had just by climbing up, down, and..... more
You can enjoy these dunes even if you don't have an ATV; in fact, we prefer just utilizing the ATV part of the park and enjoying the fun (and workout!) that can be had just by climbing up, down, and..... more »
Lots of fun on the dunes, and they take you to like Michigan for a quick stop! We lucked out with the perfect weather as I decided to take my dad and sister along for the ride. They have an...
Lots of fun on the dunes, and they take you to like Michigan for a quick stop! We lucked out with the perfect weather as I decided to take my dad and sister along for the ride. They have an... more »
Attention to those who like to walk along the beach of these dunes. If you do not want to climb an very high dune you may want to go to the south of the State Park, the area around the Lighthouse...
Attention to those who like to walk along the beach of these dunes. If you do not want to climb an very high dune you may want to go to the south of the State Park, the area around the Lighthouse... more »
Great spot to walk up the sand dune. Once up there the view is amazing and expansive! It's a hard climb on the lungs so if you use asthma inhalers make sure you bring it.
Natural places like this are only as good as the people who use it. I was very surprised to only find one or two areas with broken glass and really no other trash. My family and I walked barefoot from the pedestrian access all the way to Lake Michigan without incident! Parking was simple and there are restroom facilities right in the parking lot although they desperately needed some upkeep. If you're looking for a unique outdoor experience and are physically able to traverse sand while walking up and down steep inclines, I would highly recommend checking these dunes out!
Gorgeous!!! Kids had a blast!! Running and rolling down the dunes. We stood and watched some of the off ORV’s messing around as well. Definitely worth the hike up the dune!!
Absolutely epic. Breathtaking and well preserved even 20 years between visits. However, it is VERY hard to get into and out of the park from the parking lot. A new staircase that goes further in/up would help significantly.
Visited both sleeping bear ( near traverse city, MI ) and silver lake dunes. I can say both of them are worth to visit but we can climb and get down to beach side of dunes at silver lake dune easily rather than sleeping bear dunes. Sleeping bear dunes are lengthy to cover.
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