It is the home of Silver Lake State Park a 3000-acre dream getaway for adventure lovers. The park includes both 1200 acres of sand dunes and an area of mature forestland. It also contains four miles of Lake Michigan shoreline plus a beautiful large sandy beach.
Silver Lake State Park is a state park in Michigan, located on Lake Michigan near Mears.
It is composed of over 2,000 acres (8 km2) of sand dunes. The park is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) wide and 3 miles (4.8 km) long and is divided into three segments: The northern area is an all-terrain vehicle park, a non-vehicle area (The Walking Dunes) is in the middle, and the southernmost section is leased to the Mac Wood's Dune Rides for scenic dune cruising with spectacular views of Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.
The Little Sable Point Light is located just south of the park.
Perched between the shores of Lake Michigan and beautiful Silver Lake, the dunes offer a variety of activities for those seeking adventure or just a relaxing day in the sun. Rev up your own 4-wheel drive vehicle and test your off-road driving skills on the dunes, or rent a jeep for a guided tour of the Silver Lake area. Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day hiking and sand-surfing, or take in the all the sights of the dunes on a scenic dune buggy tour. If you prefer the water, boats and wave runners are available for you to cruise around Silver Lake against the backdrop of the dunes. Boating on Silver LakeCool off with a swim in Lake Michigan, relax on the beach, or visit Little Point Sable's historic lighthouse.