Dune Rides in your ATV or ORV are popular at Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Michigan, but many rules and regulations apply.
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Silver Lake Activities & Attractions
A multitude of beautiful beaches await you in the Silver Lake Sand Dunes area. Whether you’re looking for wild excitement, or quiet serenity, there’s a spot reserved just for you!
Silver Lake Sand Dunes Beaches and Parks
Silver Lake State Park is a 3,000-acre park along the Lake Michigan shoreline. A 450-acre parcel designated for off-road vehicles, with access to both Silver Lake and Lake Michigan. The 107′ Little Sable Point Lighthouse is located within the Silver Lake State Park.
What is a Fulgurite?
What is a Fulgurite?
A fulgurite is often referred to as “petrified lightning.”
When lightning strikes the sand at a temperature of at least 3,270 degrees, the heat melts the silica and fuses the sand into fascinating structures. This takes place within the time frame of one second. The long, slender, hollow glass tubes are below the surface of the sand and can be found by looking for uneven coloring on the sand’s surface where the lightning has entered. The glass structure is usually an irregular shape and can be transparent white, black or tan. They are very delicate in nature and are sometimes used in making jewelry.
ORV Area Beach
Silver Lake Sand Dunes State Park is one of the few areas in the country that users can still enjoy free riding Jeeps and off-road vehicles on sand dunes.
Hart-Montague Bike Trail/Rail Trail State Park
This paved rail-trail stretches for 22.5 miles over between Hart and Montague. Opening in 1991, a local citizen had bought the old railroad corridor for trail use and donated most of it to the state.
Historic Downtown Hart
Remove yourself from today’s hectic world as you tour the Hart Historic District. Visit a 19th century church, where the basement houses the extensive “Seymour Rider Indian Artifacts Collection.”
Swimming, Fishing, & Boating in Silver Lake
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More About Silver Lake
The Silver Lake State Park is 3,000 acres and is situated between Silver Lake and Lake Michigan, offering boating, fishing, swimming, & ORV.
With more than 3,000 acres, the giant sandbox of Silver Lake is your hub for beaches, off-roading, swimming, and access to Lake Michigan!
Silver Lake/Mears not only offers outdoor fun all summer long, but the area is also host to many great festivals and events.
There's so much to do in Silver Lake! From hitting the dunes to camping out at the state park — it's an outdoor adventure for everyone.
Little Sable Point Lighthouse is located in the Silver Lake State Parks, home of the sand dunes along Lake Michigan.